Upcoming Events

Annual Mentorship Party

November 7, 2014

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.

Annual Mentorship Party
Friday, November 7, 6-9 p.m.
5582 Lawton Avenue in Oakland

Food and drinks will be amply provided. You needn't have a mentor or mentee to attend, but if you do, please personally invite him or her!

NLG Meditation Group

November 5, 2014

Inspired by the CLEs that David Borgen and Doug Chermak have done over the past few years, a group of NLG members has started a meditation group specifically for progressive attorneys, legal workers, and law students. The group is meeting from 8:15-9:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month, and from 5:15-6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month, at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, 428 13th Street, 8th Floor, in Oakland.

The Struggle for Palestinian Political Prisoners

November 3, 2014

With Sahar Francis, General Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.

Introduction by Professor George Bisharat

Monday, November 3
5:30 p.m. Refreshments
6:00 p.m. Program Begins
UC Hastings School of Law in San Francisco
Skyroom, 24th floor of 100 McAllister St. (crossroad Leavenworth)

Support from Outside the Walls #3

October 22, 2014

Advocating for Transgender People Detained or Incarcerated in the Federal System

Wednesday, October 22nd, 6PM
1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 12th St., Oakland
(Walkable from the 12th St BART, ADA accessible)
California MCLE (2 Hours Total): 1 Hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society and 1 Additional Hour

NLG Meditation Group

October 15, 2014

Inspired by the CLEs that David Borgen and Doug Chermak have done over the past few years, a group of NLG members has started a meditation group specifically for progressive attorneys, legal workers, and law students. The group is meeting from 8:15-9:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month, and from 5:15-6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month, at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, 428 13th Street, 8th Floor, in Oakland.

Freedom Rider Diary: Discussion and Book Signing

October 9, 2014

Meet author and long-time Guild member, Carol Ruth Silver, as she discusses her book, Freedom Rider Diary, Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison.

This book is the prison diary kept, day by day, for 40 days, by the author, as a young woman, arrested and imprisoned as a Freedom Rider. Freedom Riders were ordinary young people, both white and African-American, riding in small integrated groups, to challenge segregation – apartheid – in inter-state travel facilities in the deep South in 1961. They met violence, resistance, and incarceration.

Committee on Police & Prisons Gathering

October 8, 2014

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. at 1201 MLK at 12th Street in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists 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:

NLG Meditation Group

October 1, 2014

Inspired by the CLEs that David Borgen and Doug Chermak have done over the past few years, a group of NLG members has started a meditation group specifically for progressive attorneys, legal workers, and law students. The group is meeting from 8:15-9:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month, and from 5:15-6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month, at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, 428 13th Street, 8th Floor, in Oakland.

Progressive Law Day 2014: Take the Power Back!

September 27, 2014

The 46th Annual Progressive Law Day will be Saturday, September 27th at Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street in San Francisco. PLD is a day-long conference, organized and led by law student members of the National Lawyers Guild, but open to legal workers, lawyers and activists. The day will feature panels on immigration, labor, trans rights and more. It is an opportunity to connect with legal advocates from all across the Bay!

Keynote Speaker - Zahra Billoo, Executive Director CAIR-SFBA

Breakfast and lunch provided

Testimonial Dinner Planning Meeting

September 25, 2014

We will be gathering to plan our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our Testimonial Dinner attracts hundreds of members, allies, and friends together as we pay tribute to Champions of Justice and have some fun. It also raises funds to keep our chapter strong. Join us!

Testimonial Dinner Planning Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000

TUPOCC Meeting

September 17, 2014

Join the Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus)* for their bi-monthly meeting!

6:30pm, Wednesday, September 17
Location: NLGSF Office, 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor, in San Francisco

*TUPOCC is open to all members who self-identify as a person of color.

NLG Meditation Group

September 17, 2014

Inspired by the CLEs that David Borgen and Doug Chermak have done over the past few years, a group of NLG members has started a meditation group specifically for progressive attorneys, legal workers, and law students. The group is meeting from 8:15-9:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month, and from 5:15-6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month, at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, 428 13th Street, 8th Floor, in Oakland.

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