Upcoming Events

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.

Committee on Police & Prisons Gathering

September 15, 2014

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

Monday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor, in San Francisco.

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:

Committee on Police & Prisons Gathering

September 15, 2014

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

Monday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. at 558 Capp Street in San Francisco.

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:

Military Counseling Project Training

September 12, 2014

Law Students: Become a GI Right Counselor!

Volunteer with the GI Rights Hotline! The GI Rights Hotline provides information to service members, and veterans, on discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights issues. The Hotline is staffed by a consortium of 18 non-profit organizations across the U.S. and Germany. In San Francisco, it is staffed by volunteers affiliated with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Chapter Executive Board Meeting

September 10, 2014

The Bay Area Chapter's Executive Board generally meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Due to the national convention, however, our September meeting will be the 2nd Wednesday, September 10, 50 California Street, 34th Floor in San Francisco. Meetings are open to all members in good standing.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

September 10, 2014

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Wednesday, September, 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at the American Friends Service Committee office. The program will be presented by Protect Our Defenders.

Protect Our Defenders is dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military. They will present a report on their advocacy work and programs to support servicemembers who have been assaulted, raped or harassed.

After the program, there will be a discussion of active cases and issues.

East Bay Immigration Happy Hour!

September 9, 2014

Social Justice Collaborative (SJC) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Immigration Committee are co-hosting a Happy Hour for immigration advocates in Oakland at SomaR on September 9th from 6-9pm.

Come mix and mingle with East Bay immigration attorneys, students/interns, and organizers! Find out what other practitioners and groups are doing in Oakland and how we can work on common projects, provide mentorship, and just get to know each other better!

NLG Meditation Group

September 3, 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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