Upcoming Events

Introduction to Demonstration Law CLE

February 4, 2010

Get the basics on how to defend demonstrators against criminal charges at this training offering two hours of CLE credit for attorneys. The training is ideal for new attorneys or lawyers without this type of experience, but law students and legal workers are welcome also.

Thursday, February 4
5:45-6 pm Registration and light refreshments

6-6:10 pm Lawyer or Activist or Both: How to Give Legal Advice Without Stifling Political Dissent
Bobbie Stein

Bringing Human Rights Home CLE

January 30, 2010


Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) and the SF Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be sponsoring a 4 hour CLE on January 30th at Golden Gate University.

Time: Sat January 30th, from 1-5 pm.

Bay Area Chapter Happy Hour

January 29, 2010

Join progressive law students, lawyers, and other legal workers from around the Bay Area to make connections, chat, and learn about NLG's Bay Area work. We will start arriving around 5pm to Somar (1727 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland) and plan to stay until 8pm.

Non-lawyer legal workers are welcome to mix and mingle with us!

MIXER: 5-8pm

Then stay after as Somar Presents: Friday FUNK!

It doesn't get much better than Fridays at Somar! End with a phenomenal mix of music by DJ Kimani!

King Hall NLG Week - Day Five

January 29, 2010

Day 5: Friday, January 29th - Moot Courtroom - Fundamentally Flawed: The Death Penalty in California: The California state death penalty system is procedurally complicated, failing to bring justice swiftly and burdening our state budget. Join us for a panel discussion which includes three prominent attorneys who work with condemned inmates, clinics, and defense organizations to discuss what can be done to help by raising awareness, making legislative changes, and moving to abolish the method altogether.

King Hall NLG Week - Day Four

January 28, 2010

Day 4: Thursday, January 28th - Room 2011 - Worth the Cost? Reform and The War on Drugs: Panelists will discuss the social and economic costs of the "war on drugs" and the urgent need for reform. Featuring Allen Hopper, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Drug Reform Project; Lee Berger, Lee Berger & Associates (Portland, OR); Tamar Todd, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance Office of Legal Affairs.
Location: Room 2011
Lunch: Dos Coyotes

King Hall NLG Week - Day Three

January 27, 2010

Day 3: Wednesday, January 27th - Tackling Homelessness: Legal Solutions and Direct Action: Attorneys, judges and activists on the front lines of the struggle against the causes of homelessness will discuss the challenges facing the homeless and the steps being taken in the legal community to confront and overcome them.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

January 26, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26 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.

Tim Kingston and Jeff Patterson will present a program on Effective Media Strategies in Military Cases. Tim is a free lance reporter. Jeff works for Courage to Resist. This should be an interesting program of practical use when we consider whether media attention would help clients.

After the presentation we will discuss current cases and trends.

King Hall NLG Week - Day Two

January 26, 2010

Day 2: Tuesday, January 26th - Careers Serving the People: Movement, Law and Social Change: Wondering how to navigate your career path in the public interest? In this panel workshop, lawyers from diverse public interest practice fields share their insight and experience in the field with an interactive Q&A session on how to grow and sustain an effective and rewarding career in the service of human rights and social justice.

King Hall NLG Week - Day One

January 25, 2010

Day 1: Monday, January 25th - A Conversation on Palestine: A forward-looking presentation by noted scholars and activists regarding the occupation of Palestine within a legal and historical framework. Featuring Richard Becker, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Western Regional Director, and As`ad AbuKhalil, Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley.
Location: Moot Courtroom (1008)
Lunch: Shah's Halal Cart

Testimonial Dinner Committee Meeting

January 13, 2010

The next meeting to organize our chapter's annual Testimonial Dinner will be on Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 PM in Oakland.

The Testimonial Dinner, this year on March 27, is the biggest fund raiser for the chapter. Getting involved in planning and executing the event is a great way to contribute to the chapter, meet other volunteers, and add your voice and creativity to a project that highlights our chapter and some of its members to hundreds of attendees every year. Please join us.