How do I get involved?

We’re looking forward to meeting you and to further expanding our local network of legal professionals, attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteers!

Become a Legal Observer

Legal observers are trained and work under the direction of experienced NLG attorneys and are required to sign confidentiality agreements acknowledging the privileged nature of our work. We limit our legal observer program to those trained in the legal field (attorneys, law students, and legal professionals) to ensure high quality representation of our clients by individuals who understand and have experience working within the context of confidential attorney-client relationships.

If an interested individual does not meet our legal observer criteria, we will work to connect them with other areas of NLG’s work that they can engage in to further our mission. If you are interested in becoming a Legal Observer with the NLG, please send an email to to express your interest.

Join the National Lawyers Guild

Go to, click on the “Join” button located at the top of the screen and follow the instructions.

Become an NLG member

We do not tolerate oppression in our Chapter. Although anti-oppression has been a long-standing practice within the broader NLG, our Chapter implemented a formal anti-oppression policy. If you are considering membership in the Seattle Chapter, please familiarize yourself with our anti-oppression policy:

Click here to download the NLG's Anti-Oppression Statement