Far West Regional Conference

June 14, 2014

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Far West Regional Conference, Saturday, June 14th at the Women's Building in San Francisco! Click here to register.


What is the National Lawyers Guild Far West Regional Conference?

The annual conference is an exciting and powerful gathering of radical and visionary legal workers, law students, legal practitioners, jailhouse lawyers and community members. The conference provides an empowering space for collaboration and sharing of legal and policy strategies, and organizing campaigns and actions on various social justice causes. The Far West region includes California, Nevada and occupied Hawai'i.

Morning Programming [Auditorium] 9:15a.m. - 11:30a.m.

Building the Guild: Reflections and Strategic Steps forward for the Far West Region
With Opening Remarks by Azadeh Shahshahani, President, NLG

Lunch & Documentary Viewing [Auditorium] 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served on site with a documentary showing of "The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza"

Afternoon Workshops and Panels

Session I: 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Room A: Victories and Ongoing Struggles in the Movements to Boost Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay*
Auditorium: The Ethics of Criminal Defense and Immigration Practice*

Session II: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room A: Not One More: Resisting Mass Deportation andRepression of the Poli-Migra in the Bay Area and Beyond
Auditorium: Police Misconduct: Systemic and Grassroots Approaches*

Session III: 3:45 pm - 5:30/5:45pm
Room A: Housing is a Human Right: The Grassroots Movement of Combatting Gentrification and Displacement
Auditorium: Support from Outsdie the Walls: Training on Advocating for Incarcerated People*

*CLE Credit Available for Paralegals and Lawyers

Post-Conference Festivities:

Join us to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC). 8:00pm at Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St., SF (Near 16th Street Mision BART and The Women's Building)

For more information and details, including housing and rideshare, contact Hasmik and Andrea at farwestrvp@nlg.org or 415-857-5548. Please register NOW to make sure we provide enough food and materials for everyone who wants to attend! You do not have to pay online and can bring cash/check on the day of the registration. No one is turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to mail your check, make the check payable to National Lawyers Guild and mail it to 285 Newton Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606.