Upcoming Events

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.

TUPOCC - May Day Sign Making Party!

April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
6pm to 8pm

Come make sign art for May Day / International Workers Day 2014! We'll have some poster board, stencils and markers but please bring supplies to share if you have them.

Get together with your homeys to express yourselves in the streets of Oakland May 1, 2014 in support of workers rights, immigrants rights, racial and economic justice and end to imperialist wars.

Labor & Employment Committee Breakfast at the AFL-CIO Laweyrs Coordinating Committee Conference

April 24, 2014

NLG L&EC breakfast at the LCC

Alt Organizing – New Ideas, New Strategies, New Challenges
Thursday April 24
6:50 am (yes in the morning)
SF Hilton Union Square - 333 O'Farrell Street – Golden Gate 1 Room

SPEAKERS Saru Jayaraman and Chloe Osmer NLG L&E COMMITTEE Members – Free NonMembers - $30 (hotel cost is over $40) or whatever you can afford

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.

Testimonial Dinner 2014

April 5, 2014

Our annual Testimonial Dinner is set for the evening of April 5th at the Marriott City Center in Oakland. We will honor Dan Siegel & Anne Weills with the Champions of Justice award, Zahra Billoo as Unsung Hero, and the Prison Hunger Strikers & Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition as Partners in Liberation.

Mapping the FBI: Insights from a Former FBI Agent and Lessons from FOIA/PA Litigation

April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4th 12:00PM-1:00PM ACLU-NC (39 Drumm St., San Francisco) Refreshments will be served. CLE credit offered.

Featuring: Mike German, Brennan Center for Justice Julia Harumi Mass, ACLU Northern California

Hosted by: CAIR-SFBA, ACLU-NC, AAAJ-Asian Law Caucus, NLGSF

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TUPOCC Meeting

March 19, 2014

The United People of Color Caucus of the NLGSF (TUPOCC) has its next general Bay Area meeting on March 19th, 6:30 p.m. at Pangea Legal Services, 350 Sansome St. in SF to discuss upcoming plans for May Day activities and mobilization, among other things.

NLG Meditation Group

March 19, 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.

Happy Hour!

March 11, 2014

The NLG will receive 15% of the bar sales, so come, have a drink and support the Guild. It’s a win-win!

5:30pm to 8pm
Tuesday, March 11
SomaR, 1727 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland