Upcoming Events

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

September 21, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510/848-4752, x4. The office is 2 blocks east of the Ashby BART, between Ashby and Alcatraz.

Jeff Patterson of Courage to Resist will discuss the Bradley Manning/Wikileaks case. Courage to Resist has been instrumental in supporting the case.

After the presentation we will discuss current cases and trends.

New members are welcome.

Demonstrations Committee Meeting

September 20, 2010

Join our Demonstrations Committee for our monthly meeting. We review past and future demonstrations, protests and other actions. We discuss our chapter's legal support of activists, evolving laws, and police practices.

We generally meet each 3rd Tuesday of the month but this month we will meet on a Monday - September 20, 6 pm.

Afghanistan: Occupation, Wikileaks, and Accused Whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

September 16, 2010

Bay Area Military Law Panel is pleased to co-sponsor the following benefit for the Bradley Manning defense fund:

"Afghanistan: Occupation, Wikileaks, and Accused Whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning"

Thursday, September 16, 7pm - 9pm
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland CA
(Between Telegraph and Broadway)

Next Gen Happy Hour

August 19, 2010

6pm-8pm at EZ5 Lounge, 684 Commercial St., b/ Montgomery and Kearny Streets in San Francisco.

All NLG members, friends, and allies are invited to join us for an evening of socializing and gathering support for NLGSF Bay Area's Convention Travel stipend, the Mentorship Committee, and Progressive Lawyering Day.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

August 11, 2010

Our next Mentorship Committee Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 11th, 6:00 p.m. at Beeson, Tayer & Bodine in downtown Oakland. This is going to be an important meeting, as we'll be talking about gearing up for the fall semester and getting ready for our annual party.

Spying and Profiling: Past and Present Perspectives

August 7, 2010

On August 7th from 1-3 pm, the Coalition for Safe San Francisco will be having an educational panel on the the use of profiling and surveillance in Arab and Muslim communities, and the relationship to historical surveillance of other communities.

WHAT: Spying and Profiling: Past and Present Perspectives
WHERE: 240 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.
WHO: Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Asian Law Caucus, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), CAIR San Francisco Bay Area

Transgender Double CLE Event

August 6, 2010

10:30am - 1:30pm
UC Hastings College of Law
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA

Dear friends and colleagues, please join the National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco, for its second-annual transgender CLE brownbag event. Bring a lunch and join us for two interactive CLEs about working with transgender clients in criminal law and the corrections system.

Fast For Freedom Statewide Action

August 6, 2010

Fast 4 Freedom is a STATEWIDE day of fasting and solidarity actions on Friday, August 6th initiated by family members and loved ones of prisoners locked up across California.

FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH - FAST all day* and Rally from 11:30am-1pm at the State Building in San Francisco.

Bring your music, drums, and poetry or words to share!

People will be fasting in front of the State Building from 10am- 4pm.

"Because so many are starving for FREEDOM" (from the call by family members of prisoners)

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

July 27, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. at 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley; 510/848-4752, x4. The office is 2 blocks east of the Ashby BART, between Ashby and Alcatraz.

There will be a panel discussion about representation of service members in a war zone, including legal strategy and management of cases. Attorney Chris Wilson traveled to Iraq to represent one of his clients in a court martial. Other panelists have represented clients stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. One hour of CLE credit available.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

July 19, 2010

Please join us for ARC's July meeting on Monday, July 19 at 6:30pm in Oakland at Golden Lotus restaurant, located at 13th & Franklin.

At our last meeting we discussed plans for the NLG Convention antiracism training, plans for possible workshops at the Far West Regional gathering, updates on SFIRDC, and more.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

July 14, 2010

The next mentorship committee meeting will be Wednesday, July 14 at 6 PM. We will meet at 180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor in San Francisco.

The mentorship committee overseas the mentorship project of the NLGSF, which links law students, recent graduates, or legal workers with experienced Guild attorneys and legal workers. Click here to find out more about the project or to sign up to be a mentor or mentee.

Legal Observer Training

June 30, 2010

Become a certified, NLG legal observer! Come to a training at the NLGSF office in San Francisco from 6 - 7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 30. The office is at 558 Capp Street, upstairs.

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.

NLG legal observers must be trained and have signed a confidentiality agreement.