Vision Purpose Statement: "The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) of the National Lawyers Guild promotes understanding among white Guild members about the centrality of anti-racism to social justice lawyering. Towards this goal, ARC works to support The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild and to implement The TUPOCC Alabama Manifesto principles of racial justice.
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has a number of active committees working in a variety of fields on the social justice front. If you are interested in any of the following issues, we encourage you to get in touch with the Committee's contact person.
For NLG committees organized largely at the national level, please see the committees list on the national site.
The Bay Area Military Law Panel is the local working group of the Military Law Task Force. The Task Force is made up of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and "Barracks Lawyers" interested in draft, military and veterans issues.
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The Demonstrations Committee won the Bay Guardian award in 1998 for "Best Folks to Call if you're Arrested for Civil Disobedience Award." We provide legal support and trainings to progressive groups organizing demonstrations or direct actions; offer legal observer trainings to law students, lawyers and activists; work to respond to police misconduct and protect the right to dissent.
The State Bar Committee participates in many Bar related activities throughout the year and initiates progressive resolutions for consideration and debate among delegates to the annual State Bar Convention. Contact us at email@example.com
The Finance Committee oversees the Chapter's financial state of affairs, including the budget and fundraising efforts. Related committees include the Sustainer Committee and Testimonial Dinner Committee. New membership is welcome. To join the Finance Committee contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Immigration Committee supports the rights of immigrants throughout the Bay Area. We oppose efforts to detain and deport people based on their immigration status. These efforts increasingly mimic criminal enforcement and punishment, yet individuals in immigration proceedings are not afforded all the rights of criminal defendants. We work to improve the laws affecting immigrants and to inform the public about the rights all of us, including immigrants, retain.
The Labor & Employment Committee serves as a liaison between the Guild, organized labor and various labor and employment legal groups. We collaborate with the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee [LCC], the National Employment Law Association [NELA], and other professional associations on the national and local level.
The chapter’s NextGen Committee seeks to serve as a catalyst for active communication between law school chapters, recent graduates, long-time Guild members and the various Board committees. Through regular meetings and occasional sponsored events, including the annual Mentorship Cocktail Party, the goal of the Committee is to grow the Guild by building lasting, inspiring relationships between Bay Area NLG members. The Committee will provide opportunities for NLG members to share ideas, solicit advice, find a mentor or mentee and explore opportunities for partnership in local projects.
The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons is comprised of attorneys and legal workers focused on challenging illegal police action and providing prisoner support. Its goals are to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:
The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyer's Guild (NLG) is an alliance of law students, legal workers, attorneys and other people of color within the NLG community.