Upcoming Events

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.

NLG Happy Hour for Summer Law Clerks and Interns

June 25, 2010

NLG SF Bay Area invites all Bay Area summer law clerks and interns, friends and allies to join us at Somar, 1727 Telegraph, on Friday, June 25, 5:30-8:30pm for a mixer. Meet and greet your comrades from other Bay Area social justice and public interest organizations and offices. Meet NLG attorneys and legal workers. Learn about opportunities to plug into NLG-related projects. End the week with some relaxing drinks in beautiful Oakland! See you then!

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

June 22, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at 179-11th Street, San Francisco; 415/864-5600, x111.

We will discuss development of a BAMLP project for training and supervising law students and attorneys doing military law counseling. The project will be in cooperation with American Friends Service Committee and GI Rights Network. Law students are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Active cases will also be discussed.

New members are welcome.

Radical History of San Francisco Bike Ride

June 13, 2010

Radical History of San Francisco Bike Ride
Benefiting the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter

Sunday, June 13, 10:45 am –3:00pm

Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, San Francisco

Learn about the radical history of San Francisco from the 1800s through the more recent past, visiting sites of protest and dissent relating to workers' rights, immigrant rights, civil rights, women's rights, environmental struggles, and more.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

June 9, 2010

The next mentorship committee meeting will be Wednesday, June 9 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.

Executive Board Meeting

June 2, 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 June meeting will be from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Rosenberg Foundation office, 131 Steuart Street, Suite 650 in San Francisco.

CLE: Material Support and Security-Related Issues in Immigration Law

May 26, 2010

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Golden Gate University, Room 3209
1.5 MCLE credits available
Suggested donation- $20 (No one will be refused admittance for lack of funds).

The training is primarily designed toward providing immigration practitioners practical tools for representing clients in cases where security-related issues may arise, but is open to and helpful for anyone impacted or working with often-targeted communities.

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