Upcoming Events

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

Custody & Security Classifications in CDCR

November 7, 2017

Save the Date: Custody & Security Classifications in CDCr

Prisoner Advocacy Network & Hastings Prisoner Outreach Present

November 7th 7-9 PM Location TBD, Depending on Number of RSVPs, Only Emailed to those that RSVP

CLE: 1 Hr. General & 1 Hr. Elimination of Bias

Please complete our RSVP/Input Form: www.tinyurl.com/Walls-Pre-Training-Survey

Panelists TBD, including Eva DeLair, Lead Attorney, Prisoner Advocacy Network John Sales, formerly incarcerated parole and immigration advocate.

Zionism, Fascism and the Free Speech Debates: A Fundraiser for the Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi Defense Fund

November 7, 2017

Appetizers and Drinks Will be Provided

Time: 6-9pm Location: 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Accessible Space.

Sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Co-Sponsors: Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)

Annual NLG Mentorship Cocktail Party

November 3, 2017


Students: Come meet attorneys and legal workers practicing in a variety of fields!

Lawyers and legal workers: Get to know the new generation of progressive law students and lawyers and visit with old friends!

Food and drink will be amply provided. You needn’t have a mentor or mentee to attend, but if you do, please personally invite them!

When: Friday, November 3rd at 6 PM

Where: 5582 Lawton Avenue in Oakland

NLG-LEC Fall Conference Call: Paid Jobs and Internships in Workers' Rights

November 2, 2017

On Thursday 11/2 from 5:30-7:00pm, join with other law students across the country in a conference call with representatives from the SEIU and the Peggy Browning Fund to learn about summer and post-grad job opportunities.

Law students of all years are invited to learn about paid summer and post-graduate fellowships in workers’ rights!

Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee

Thursday, November 2, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EST Call-In #: (712) 451-0893 Access Code: 155596

Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues

October 27, 2017

Hosted by San Francisco Law School Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

October 27th, 6:30 pm UC Hastings Law School 198 McAllister St., Room A San Francisco

October 28th, 7:00 pm Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland

Please note there are two dates! This event is for the San Francisco event.

The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Fight Against Racist U.S. Capitalism

Bay Area Military Law Panel Presents: From Chelsea Manning to Reality Leigh Winner Governmental Prosecution of Whistle Blowers

October 19, 2017

Reality Winner (yes, her parents named her Reality Leigh Winner at birth) is charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917. 18 USC Sec. 793(e).

In 1990, presenter Jeff Paterson was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the first US military serviceperson to publicly speak out against the US war on Iraq. Since 2006, Jeff Paterson has served as the project director of Courage to Resist, an organization dedicated to supporting GI resisters. Jeff was the campaign director of the successful effort to free whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.

October NextGen Meeting

October 12, 2017

The October NextGen meeting will take place THIS THURSDAY, October 12, at 6:30, at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, 180 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco. This is our final meeting before the Annual NextGen Mentorship Party, on November 3. Please attend or call-in to find out how you can help make the party a success!

What: NLGSF NextGen Committee meeting When: Thursday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, 180 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco

Please RSVP to abeniciocisneros@gmail.com