Upcoming Events

Annual Testimonial Dinner

April 9, 2011

We will honor Brad Seligman with the Champion of Justice Award and Aliya Karmali with the Unsung Hero Award at our Annual Testimonial Dinner.

The deadline to RSVP for this event has passed.

April 9, 2011
Oakland Marriott City Center Jewett Banquet Room 1001 Broadway in Oakland 5:30 pm Reception
7:30 Dinner

Program
MC: Teague Gonzalez Past President, NLGSF
Greeting: Michael Flynn President, NLGSF

Speakers
Abby Ginzberg Documentary Filmmaker
Mari Mayeda Member, Impact Fund Board of Advisors

Isolation Units Within U.S. Prisons: A Panel Discussion

April 5, 2011

Please join a diverse group of leading experts to discuss the ramifications of solitary confinement and experimental isolation units in the prison system. Panelists will also examine critical issues affecting the prison population, including prisoners' rights, racial and religious profiling, and government misconduct.

Presented by the Center for Constitutional Rights. Co-sponsored by the NLGSF, Boalt Hall NLG, Freedom Archives, The Civil Liberties Defense Center, and many others.

Happy Hour Celebrating the 5K Runners and Walkers

March 26, 2011

Beer Revolution
464 Third Street (walking distance from 12th street BART)
Oakland, CA
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join NLGSF Bay Area folks as we cheer on the Red Foot Running Brigade members who are running or walking the Oakland Running Festival 5K! Beer Revolution is awesome, Souley Vegan is next door if you have supper needs, and the race begins and ends a couple of blocks away at Broadway and Embarcadero. Hope to see you there! (the racing crew for the next morning may be leaving Beer Revolution pretty early)

Celebrating "Lust For Justice: The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra"

March 13, 2011

Meet Civil Rights attorney Tony Serra!
Sponsored by NLGSF

UC Hastings College of the Law
198 McAllister Street, Room D (on 2nd floor)
San Francisco, CA 94102

March 13, 2011 12 p.m.
Book reading/book talk
FREE to the public!

Celebrating "Lust For Justice: The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra"
A brilliant new book by Paulette Frankl.

For more info visit:
http://www.lustforjustice.net/

Testimonial Dinner Committee Meeting

March 1, 2011

The next meeting of the Testimonial Dinner Committee will be Tuesday, March 1 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 April 9, 2011). 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.

Memorial Service for Patti Roberts

February 27, 2011

A memorial service for NLG member Patti Roberts will be at Freight & Salvage – 2020 Addison St, Berkeley CA. Doors open at noon, service begins at 1 PM.

Patricia (Patti) Rose Roberts, a longtime Bay Area resident and civil rights and labor attorney who worked tirelessly on behalf of the poor, died unexpectedly while on vacation in Yelapa, Mexico on January 7. She was 64.

Ms. Roberts, an out lesbian, was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, on November 13, 1946, to Jewish working class New Yorkers Florence and Bernard Roberts.

The United States and Torture

February 24, 2011

With author and law professor Marjorie Cohn
MCLE Credit Available for California Attorneys
1 hour ethics + 1 hour regular credit
Admission Free, (CLE Credit $40 nonmembers, $20 members)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration at 5 PM
UC Hastings School of Law, 198 McAllister St., San Francisco
Room E

Immigration Committee Meeting/Gathering

February 15, 2011

Please join us from 5:30 to 6:30 on Tuesday February 15, 2011 for our next NLGSF Immigration Committee meeting/gathering. For those who were not with us for past evening gatherings, this will be another chance for us to meet with one another in a less formal setting. We will provide snacks and drinks.

We will meet at
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano and Nightingale
180 Sutter Street , 5th Floor
San Francisco , CA 94104

FBI Raids and Grand Jury Subpoenas: Know Your Rights and Defend Our Communities

February 9, 2011

Featuring HATEM ABUDAYYEH, an activist and Palestinian community leader whose home was raided by the FBI on September 24th. Hatem will speak about the investigation, his experiences, and current political organizing.

Wednesday Feb 9th, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606
FREE ADMISSION, Donations Accepted

NLG Week Day 5 (UC Davis)

January 28, 2011

Please join the National Lawyers Guild at King Hall for NLG Week! We have some great events and film screenings planned - please see below for the schedule.

All events in room 1001 unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 28

12 - 1 pm - The Death Penalty: A Global Crisis featuring attorney Robert Bryan and Professor Craig Haney. (Lunch Provided)

NLG Week Day 4 (UC Davis)

January 27, 2011

Please join the National Lawyers Guild at King Hall for NLG Week! We have some great events and film screenings planned - please see below for the schedule.

All events in room 1001 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, January 27

12 - 1 pm - From Guantánamo to the Hague: One Lawyer's Search for Justice. (Lunch provided)

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