Upcoming Events

Mass Defense and Criminal Law 101

April 19, 2014

4 pm at the Sudo Room located at 2141 Broadway in Oakland; look for the entrance on 22nd Street. Two hours of CLE credit provided.

Please join us for a Panel on taking your first political criminal case. This workshop is geared toward anyone who is either new to Criminal Law or new to the NLG.

Panelists include Kamran Meyer, Autumn Belnap, Kate Raven,and Kate Hallinan. They will discuss how the legal support team and the NLG interact with attorneys who take protest cases and will guide new volunteers in how to interact with the arrestee's supporters.

Lynne Stewart in San Francisco

May 2, 2014

Longtime NLG member Lynne Stewart was targeted and imprisoned for her zealous representation of poor and unpopular clients. Federal prosecutors demonized her to win a conviction and then fought for a longer sentence than the court was initially willing to give. Once in prison and suffering from cancer, the Justice Department continued to fight against compassionate release. Finally, after years of protests and legal maneuvering, Lynne is out of prison and is receiving the treatment she needs.