Upcoming Events

TARGETING THE MOVEMENT: The FBI's Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation

February 22, 2018

TARGETING THE MOVEMENT: The FBI's Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation

Thursday, February 22, 6:30-9pm

Laney College, Room D200

Sliding Scale Donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)


Thomas Mariadason, member, NLG-SF

Liz Derias-Tyehimba, Center for Political Education

Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther and host of Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Tur-ha Ak, Community Ready Corps

Woods Ervin, TGI Justice Project

Zoé Samudzi, writer and activist

Kevin Cooper Event - Live From Death Row

February 10, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2-3:30pm and will be held at Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library - 100 Larkin St, SF, CA

This event is co-sponsored by:

National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter and DSA SF Justice Committee

On February 10, 2004, Kevin Cooper came within minutes of being executed by the state of California for a crime he did not commit. On February 10, 2018, hear from Kevin as he calls in from death row to talk about his case, the barbarism of the death penalty, the racism of California’s justice system, and the agony of being innocent on death row.

Activism is NOT a Crime! Int'l Solidarity Mission Reportback

February 9, 2018

Co-sponsored by BAYAN USA Northern CA, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-SF/Bay Area Chapter

Friday, February 9, 2018 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103

This February 4-11 is BAYAN USA's Philippine American Solidarity Week to stand with the Filipino people against the fascist U.S.-Duterte regime, and to demand Philippine President Duterte to Stop the Killings NOW!

L4BL Oakland Listening Tour: Movement Lawyer Convening

February 3, 2018

This event is co-hosted by Oakland Law Collaborative, Tides and the National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

On Saturday, February 3rd, we will be co-hosting a Movement Lawyer Convening that lifts up local work and offers trainings around movement lawyering and transformational policy. Register today to attend the convening!

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, California 94611

This event is open to ALL organizers, activists, law students, legal workers, and lawyers!

The Guild’s annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE

January 19, 2018

Join your colleagues and friends for the National Lawyers Guild’s 6th Annual Staying True to Your Roots program, a day of inspiring and useful continuing legal education taught by leading advocates in the fields of social justice lawyering and legal work. On-site lunch is $15. Law students can attend for free but will be asked to pay for their lunches. *No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register Here!

Introduction to Military Law

January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018. War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., Room 245A, S.F. 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Are you a law student looking for pro bono hours? An NLG member interested in exploring military law? A retiree looking for a way to be politically active during the Trump era? We are having our spring training for military law counselors. Find out if military counseling is for you.

Advanced Legal Observer Training

January 11, 2018

Advanced Legal Observer Trainings in advance of the 96 hours of direct action

What: This is a training for folks who have been legal observing in protests for a while and want to learn how to maintain Legal Observing principles despite the changing landscape of many demonstrations which sometimes involve risks posed by Alt-Right/Neo-Nazi/White Nationalists. You must have taken Legal Observing 101 to attend this training. It is also preferred that you have legal observed at at least a few actions before taking this training.

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the first panel in the series: We Have No Choice but to Resist: From DC to the Bay Area – Defending J20 Resisters

January 11, 2018

The National Lawyers Guild and Center for Political education are collaborating with community-based and activist groups on a series of monthly panels and on defending ourselves, each other, and communities and movements under facing State repression.

Join us for the first panel in the series: We Have No Choice but to Resist: From DC to the Bay Area – Defending J20 Resisters

Date/Time: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm

Location: First Congregational Church of Oakland - 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

Legal Observing 101

January 8, 2018

Legal Observing 101 in advance of the 96 hours of direct action

What: This is the basic training course for folks who want to learn how to be an NLG Legal Observer at demonstrations. This training covers the traditional role of a National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer including who to observe (the police!), what to document, and how to preserve and turn over to the Guild what you document.

When: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Email -locoordinators@riseup.net for location

Holiday Party and Auction

December 14, 2017

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with friends and NLG comrades as we look ahead to a new year advancing the struggle for social justice! Bid on great getaways and holiday gifts, vacation homes, and much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.

NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction - Siegel and Yee - 475 14th St, Ste. 500, Oakland, CA. 6 - 9 pm

Free for sustainers, advocates, law students, and recent grads. All others $10 - $20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash bar.

November Membership Meeting & NLG SF Elections

November 18, 2017

Election time is upon us!
Our Chapter elections will take place at our Chapter Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Polls will open at 6:30PM and close at 8:30PM for those who wish to vote in person.

Programming will begin at 6:30PM.

Election Timeline

Online Ballots - Click Here National Lawyers Guild SFBA Chapter 2017 Ballot