Upcoming Events

Technology Project Meeting

June 20, 2011

6 PM, 1330 Broadway, Suite 1450

The Technology Project (a.k.a. Progressive Lawyering Project) and Committee is working on developing a Guild-branded new website, or possible addition to our chapter or national organization existing website(s), to include a wide range of video-content aimed at training a new generation of progressive lawyers. Among other content, our goal is to offer to the legal community legacy and other member interviews with Guild members about past legal struggles, CLE and other legal training programs and Guild programs, events and workshops.

Defending Political Protesters

June 16, 2011

5:30 - 7:30 PM
Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, Room 3203
2 hours CLE Credit for Attorneys
CLE Credit: $20 for NLG Members, $50 for nonmembers; Free for non-credit seekers

Register Online

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 preparing for the possibility of a civil case.

Progressive Lawyering Day Meeting

June 16, 2011

Law students from throughout the Bay Area and as far away as the Davis Sacramento area organize a day long mini-conference each year. Join the planning committee and help make Progressive Lawyering Day a success.

The PLD meeting is Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Bindi restaurant at 28 2nd St. between Mission and Market in San Francisco.

Executive Board Meeting

June 1, 2011

Our chapter Executive Board meetings are generally held every first Wednesday of the month, alternating between the East Bay and San Francisco. The board governs the chapter and is elected by the Bay Area membership. The current board list can be found by clicking here.

Our June meeting will be from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Rosenberg Foundation office, 131 Steuart Street, Suite 650 in San Francisco.

The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict

May 5, 2011

The NLGSF is cosponsoring this book release event for The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict from Nation Books.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street in Oakland

Introduction by UC Hastings Law School professor and scholar George Bisharat

Executive Board Meeting

May 4, 2011

The chapter's Executive Board generally meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month the meeting will be at 6:30 PM in Oakland at the Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian office, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000 in Oakland.

The Executive Board is elected by the membership and makes decisions about the direction of the chapter, staff, endorsements and finances.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

April 26, 2011

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26 19th at 7:00 p.m. at 179-11th Street, San Francisco; 415/864-5600, x111.

Katie Dwight, staff attorney at Swords to Plowshares, will present a program on the impact of military service on immigration issues. In addition to working at Swords, Katie has a private criminal defense practice. One hour of CLE credit available for attorneys.

Law students are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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

Law Student Meeting/Retreat

April 15, 2011

All NLGSF student members are encouraged to attend our general meeting/retreat this friday.

When: Friday, April 15th at 4:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University School of Law, Room 3214.
536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

We will discuss student organizing, future Progressive Lawyering Day planning, and other topics. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Also, expect that the meeting will last a few hours.

Immigration Court Observation Project Training

April 14, 2011

6:30 pm in room 2321
Golden Gate University School of Law

NLG GGU, La Raza Students, and the San Francisco Bay Area NLG Immigration Committee invite all interested in immigration law and immigrant rights to participate in the NLG Immigration Committee's Immigration Court Observation Project ("ICOP") training. Learn about the project, and receive a primer on how the immigration court functions, with a focus on detained master calendar proceedings.