Upcoming Events

July Membership Meeting

July 21, 2017

Join the Conversation!

Keeping Ourselves Safe: Physical & Digital Security

Speakers: Tur-ha AK, Anti Police-Terror Project/ A.R.M.E.D. & Mark Burdett, Electronic Frontier Foundation Moderated by Cat Brooks

Oakstop 1721 Broadway #201, Oakland International Conference Room located in the Basement

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Suggested donation $20, to cover event costs, no one is turned away for lack of funds

NLGSF Tabling at Sunday Streets Mission. Join the Fun!

July 16, 2017

Stop by and say hello to NLGSF Bay Area Chapter volunteers at our table in the civic engagement portal (on Valencia St. between 24th and 25th). We will have information about joining, renewing, and getting involved in upcoming events!

Sunday Streets provides free live music, cultural performances, exercise classes, kids activities, health resources, and much more. For more information, visit www.sundaystreetssf.com/mission071617.

Discussion on “Bodies and Bondage: A History of California’s Prisons” with Jared Rudolph of the Prison Advocacy Network

June 15, 2017

Jared Rudolph is a criminal defense attorney and the founder of Prisoner Reentry Network (prisonerreentrynetwork.org), a non-profit that supports successful transitions from incarceration to the community. California's prison system started as a privately-run barge anchored in the Bay, and was embroiled in corruption, political scandal, and violence. Since then, our system has grown to incarcerate more people than the population of Berkeley.

Off-the-Grid with NLGSF NextGen

June 2, 2017

Come join the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Bay Area on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:30pm at Friday Night @ OMCA for Off-the-Grid food trucks, music, and more!

Enjoy delicious curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, and live music and dancing from local musicians and DJs.

Welcome Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area

May 31, 2017

Welcome Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area

Wednesday, May 31st St John's Presbyterian Church* 2727 College Ave, Berkeley Wheelchair Accessible

Buy tickets on-line! Limited tickets at the door. http://welcomeoscar.brownpapertickets.com/ Tickets are sliding scale as shown below. All proceeds go directly to Oscar. 5:30 Reception $75-250 Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild nlgsf.org (Cost includes program ticket.)

A unique opportunity to meet and talk to Oscar!

NLGSF Membership Meeting

May 18, 2017

Radical Legal Work in Radical Political Times: What is the role of the Guild in the era of Trump?

Thursday, May 18th, 6:30 pm

Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612


John Viola - Know Your Rights & Immigration Work

James Burch - What activists & organizers need from lawyers & legal workers in these times

2017 Annual Testimonial Dinner

April 29, 2017

Buy tickets for Testimonial Dinner 2017

Our Annual Testimonial Dinner will be Saturday, April 29, 2016, 6 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We will honor our Champions of Justice Carpenter & Mayfield Law Office and Peter Franck Unsung Hero Carlos Villarreal, and Partners in Liberation Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee (ARC).

Registration includes food, wine, beer, and merriment with hundreds of progressive/radical NLG members and friends. Please register by March 30th.

NextGen Committee (formerly known as the Mentorship Committee)

April 13, 2017

After a winter hiatus, our next NLG NextGen Committee meeting has been scheduled! The meeting will be on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm and will take place at the Van Der Hout office (180 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco).

We have a lot to discuss at this meeting, so we hope to see everyone there! Thanks for all of the great work you all do!