Upcoming Events

Mentorship Committee Meeting

November 17, 2010

Join the Mentorship Committee and organize one of the most successful mentoring programs for progressive law students.

Where: 180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

When: 6:00 pm. *Try to be here a few minutes before 6 because the door locks at 6. RSVP for instructions on how to enter after hours.

Agenda:

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

November 15, 2010

On September 24th, 2010, the FBI r`aided anti-war and solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. During the raids, the FBI took computers, cell phones, documents and personal family items. In total, 14 activists in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan were subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury. This type of investigation is a tool to repress our movements for social justice and divide our communities.

The 14 activists have all refused to testify in this Grand Jury investigation.

Immigration Court Observation Project Training

November 10, 2010

Presented by the National Lawyers Guild of the SF Bay Area Immigration Committee and the Stanford NLG Student Chapter.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
7:15 pm in room 271
Stanford Law School

NLG 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").

Membership Meeting: Gulf Residents Deserve More Than Crude Justice

November 9, 2010

The chapter's annual membership meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 9 in Latino/Hispanic Room A at the San Francisco Public Library, 10 Larkin Street (at Grove) in San Francisco.

We will watch the Alliance for Justice film, Crude Justice, and Attorney Sharon Adams, from the NLG's Environmental Justice Committee, will speak along with Rev. Daniel A. Buford of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute and Communities for a Better Environment. Refreshments will be served.

5:30 PM Reception (Voting for Members)
6:30 PM Program Begins

TUPOCC Mixer

November 8, 2010

Bay Area TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus) invites people of color in the NLG community to a social mixer Monday, November 8th, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Please come and enjoy some wine and hors d'oeuvres while meeting friends, old and new!

Annual Mentorship Project Cocktail Party

November 5, 2010

The National Lawyers' Guild Mentorship Project's Annual Mentorship Project Cocktail Party Is Friday, November 5, 2010!

...Students: Come meet attorneys and legal workers practicing in a variety of fields!

Lawyers/Legal Workers: Get to know the new generation of progressive law students and lawyers in addition to visiting with old friends.

Food and drink will be amply provided.

Where: David Weintraub's house, 5582 Lawton Ave., Oakland

When: November 5 from 6 - 8:30 PM

Executive Board Meeting

November 3, 2010

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. Any current member may attend, though only board members may vote. The current board list can be found by clicking here.

Our November meeting will be from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000 in Oakland.

Testimonial Dinner Committee Meeting

October 19, 2010

The next meeting of the Testimonial Dinner Committee will be Tuesday, October 19 from 6 - 8 PM at the home of David Weintraub, 5582 Lawton Avenue in Oakland.

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.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

October 19, 2010

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

We will have a program about the policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," including its application and legal challenges. The presenter is to be announced. Law students are encouraged to attend the meeting.

After the program, there will be a discussion of active cases.
New members are welcome.

The Illegality of Torture and the Complicity of Lawyers

October 15, 2010

Immediate past president of the NLG and editor of the forthcoming The United States and Torture, Marjorie Cohn, will speak at a brownbag event qualifying for 1 hour of CLE credit. The location is 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 601, October 15th at noon. The cost is $25 for attorneys, $10 for NLG members and non-attorneys, no one turned away for lack of funds.

The Illegality of Torture and the Complicity of Lawyers is presented as part of Berkeley Says "No" To Torture week.

Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

October 11, 2010

"When Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court last year, she famously touted her working-class origins as valuable experience for dispensing compassionate justice. She could have been describing Cruz Reynoso, the son of Mexican-American farm workers who carved out a brilliant career as an organizer, activist, attorney, California Supreme Court Justice and law professor.

Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

October 10, 2010

"When Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court last year, she famously touted her working-class origins as valuable experience for dispensing compassionate justice. She could have been describing Cruz Reynoso, the son of Mexican-American farm workers who carved out a brilliant career as an organizer, activist, attorney, California Supreme Court Justice and law professor.

Progressive Lawyering Day

October 9, 2010

9:30 AM - 5 PM
Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street in San Francisco

San Francisco National Lawyer's Guild will be having our 42nd annual Progressive Lawyering Day on Saturday October 9th at GGU. We have an exciting day of practical skills workshops, panels, and organizing lined up. CLE credit will be available for some of the day's events. Lunch will be fantastic pizza generously provided to us at cost from Goat Hill and sponsored by the Associated Students Union of UC Hastings.

Executive Board Meeting

October 6, 2010

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. Any current member may attend, though only board members may vote. The current board list can be found by clicking here.

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

Legal Observer Training (Stanford)

October 1, 2010

Become a certified, NLG legal observer! Come to a training at Stanford Law School Room 85 from 12:45 to 2 PM, Friday, October 1.

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

For more information on NLG Legal Observers and Legal Observer trainings, check out: http://www.nlg.org/resources/legal-observing/

Legal Observer Training (San Francisco)

September 29, 2010

Become a certified, NLG legal observer! Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

Wednesday, September 29, 5:00-6:15 PM at Golden Gate University School of Law, Room 2201, 536 Mission Street in San Francisco.

Legal Observer Training (Davis)

September 21, 2010

Become a certified, NLG legal observer! Come to a training at King Hall, UC Davis School of Law in Davis from 4 - 6 PM, Tuesday, September 21!

Legal observers monitor law enforcement at protests, demonstrations, and other political actions involving free speech and/or civil disobedience. Legal observers have collected evidence that has ultimately been helpful to activists facing false charges in criminal court or to activists suing police departments.

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