Below are just some of the ways in which L4GG and the L4GG Foundation made a difference in the first year of our existence (November 2016 - November 2017).
Designed and built a nationwide “lawyer for every county” voting rights program called Election Watch, launching the pilot in Ohio in November 2017 in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Institute.
Mobilized more than 5,400 lawyers in response to the September 2017 rescission of DACA, training more than 1,500 lawyers in just 72 hours and connecting thousands of volunteer lawyers with legal clinics to help 130,000 Dreamers meet the renewal deadline.
Muslim ban response
Responded in force to the Muslim Ban, deploying hundreds of attorneys to airports across the country, partnering with immigrants’ rights organizations and airport coalitions to coordinate legal support efforts and helping defend the rights of thousands of immigrants.
Organized and co-hosted a 2-day conference in January 2017 called “Rise Above” for more than 1,000 attendees, featuring speakers from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the State Innovation Exchange, and dozens of other organizations.
Lawyers for Good Government
Launched a climate change program in partnership with the Sierra Club, putting more than 100 lawyers to work in 20 states across the country to help more American cities convert to 100% renewable energy.
state bar complaint
Drafted and filed a disciplinary complaint with the Alabama State Bar against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to allegations that he perjured himself during his confirmation hearing, a complaint that was signed by nearly 2,000 lawyers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Trump / Russia Timeline
Researched and published, in connection with a public statement in opposition to the firing of former FBI director James Comey, a 33-year timeline highlighting connections between President Trump, his associates, and Russia.
advocacy / outreach
Submitted statements (and sent more than 500 letters) to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in defense of affordable, high-quality healthcare.
Publicly opposed the attempted rollback of ethics and oversight rules in Congress.
Partnered with and supported the Women's March, March for Truth, Indivisible, and other grassroots organizations.