NLG International Committee meets in Phoenix Feb. 2018

Dear NLG chapter directors, leaders and regional VPs,

The NLG International Committee is organizing a retreat in Phoenix, Arizona, for discussion and planning on international law issues, international solidarity work, and the NLG’s involvement. The retreat is open to all Guild members and will take place on February 23-25. Would you consider distributing the announcement below to your chapter members so that they can consider joining the event? Registration is free and open.

Thank you very much.



Registration Open: The next International Committee Weekend will take place in Phoenix, AZ on February 23-25, 2018
Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Register now!
Note: If you are interested in attending and participating in the retreat but are facing financial barriers to coming to Phoenix, please contact us at The IC is working to make some scholarship funds available to support participation in this event.
The National Lawyers Guild International Weekend annual retreat will take place on Friday evening, February 23; Saturday, February 24; and Sunday, February 25 at Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ We invite you to join us for 2 days of interesting, informative discussions and programs, and evenings with presentations and discussions on cutting-edge international legal issues and people’s struggles as well as International Committee planning and meetings.
Panels, issues and planning sessions at the Weekend will include:
Land and Water Defense – Indigenous and Environmental Rights
Voting Rights Under Attack – An International Law Approach to Defend Voting Rights At Home
Planning Our Amicus Approach – Building the NLG International Amicus Strategy for Labor, Human Rights, Housing, Palestine and more
The Ongoing War on Iraq and the “Global War on Terror” – The Legal Role in Resisting US Imperialism and Invasions
Please join us! If you can’t join for the whole retreat, we will also be holding special discussions and programs on Friday and Saturday evenings and hope you can attend. All Guild members are welcome!
Please note: Following the ending of the primary retreat events early Sunday afternoon, the Mesoamerica Subcommittee of the NLG will hold a special planning meeting for future Guild activities related to Mexico. Please plan to attend if you would like to get involved with the subcommittee!

Recommended Hotels:
In line with NLG policy, we are recommending several union hotels. All are within close walking distance to the law school and each other (within minutes) and any one of them could be the best choice for you. We know that many NLG members face a financial barrier to staying in large hotels, and therefore we are also recommending a local hostel.
Renaissance Phoenix
50 East Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix Hostel
1026 N 9th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
+1 602-254-9803

Please email Charlotte Kates at with any questions about housing and planning, or if you have suggestions of what you’d like to see on the program!

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