Upcoming Events

Testimonial Dinner Committee Meeting (and Mailing Party)

January 26, 2012

The next meeting of the Testimonial Dinner Committee will be Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the home of David Weintraub in Oakland. We will be putting together our invitation mailing, so we could use all the help we can get!

The Dinner Committee plans the largest fundraising event for the chapter - our annual Testimonial Dinner (scheduled for March 10, 2012). Joining the committee is a great way to contribute to the chapter and to a fabulous event that attracts 400+ NLG and community members every year.

Meditation for Lawyers

January 12, 2012

Meditation for Lawyers will be presented on the evening of January 12, 2012, 6 - 8:30 PM at the law office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000, in Oakland. Registration begins at 5:30 PM. Presenters include Attorneys Doug Chermak and David Borgen.

2 Hours CLE Credit: One hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse and one hour of regular CLE credit will be available.

Cosponsored by The Legal Aid Association of California.

$125 nonmember
$100 member
$75 low income

Mentorship Committee Meeting

January 10, 2012

Join the Mentorship Committee and organize one of the most successful mentoring programs for progressive law students. The meetings are generally the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 PM alternating between the Oakland and San Francisco.

The January 2012 meeting will be at Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, Ross House, 2nd Floor, 483 Ninth Street in Oakland.

Defending & Empowering Protesters: A Guide to NLG-Style Mass Defense

December 15, 2011

Get the basics on defending demonstrators, including strategies for defending large numbers of activists arrested at one event, criminal defense strategies for typical protest charges, and potential immigration consequences of arrest and conviction.

Thursday, December 15th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Goldberg Room
2 hours CLE Credit for California Attorneys
Recommended contribution $10 - $30, No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds
Snacks, beverages available.

Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee

December 8, 2011

The next meeting of the Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee will be 6 pm on Dec. 8 at Don Ramon's, 225 - 11th St.

Agenda is 1) lobbying for resolutions which have passed and 2) resolutions for 2012.

The Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee, formerly NLGSF State Bar Committee, participates in many Bar related activities throughout the year and initiates progressive resolutions for consideration and debate among delegates to the annual State Bar Convention.

Holiday Party & Auction

December 2, 2011

Join us for our Holiday Party and Auction on the evening of Friday, December 2, 6 to 9 PM at the office of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, 476 9th Street in Oakland (walking distance from the 12th Street BART station).

Celebrate the work of The United People of Color Caucus and bid on dozens of great items including:

Membership Meeting & Election

November 16, 2011

Meeting Theme: Dismantling the Police State NLG SF Bay Area Coalitional Efforts to Resist Police Brutality, Profiling, Harassment and Surveillance

All members in good standing of the NLGSF are invited to attend our annual membership meeting, November 16, 2011 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at 518 Valencia Street in San Francisco (near 16th Street BART).

Speakers include NLG members working in community coalitions:

Service Members and Veterans: The Right to Protest and Possible Consequences

November 15, 2011

Servicemembers and Veterans Occupy!

As part of the 99%, servicemembers and veterans have been participating in Occupy protests in droves. But what are the consequences for such actions? Can servicemembers be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for such protests, or do the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution apply to them, too?

Please join the Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, and Courage to Resist for a workshop on servicemembers' rights to protest and related issues.