Upcoming Events

Executive Board Meeting

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

Wherever There's a Fight: A History of the California Civil Rights Struggle

December 18, 2009

The NLGSF is cosponsoring this event with the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Featuring:

Elaine Elinson
Co-Author of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and Media Relations Advisor, Equal Justice Society

Demonstrations Committee Meeting

December 15, 2009

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 meet each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor in San Francisco.

Holiday Soiree & Auction

December 10, 2009

Celebrating the work of our Committee Against Torture!

Our annual holiday party will include a live & silent auction - just in time for the gift-giving season.

Bid on a week at a great vacation house, theatre tickets, artwork, a rafting adventure, restaurant gift certificates and more.

Meditation for Lawyers CLE

December 9, 2009

Meditation for Lawyers will be presented by Doug Chermak, Hon. Mary Morgan (SF Superior Court), Judi Cohen and David Borgen on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Registration begins at 5:30 PM and the program is from 6 - 8:30 PM at the law office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000, in Oakland.

2 Hours CLE Credit: One hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse and one hour of regular CLE credit will be available.

$35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate.

Release? A Conversation with Michael Bien, Lead Counsel in the CA Prisoner Release Case

December 3, 2009

The CURB Coalition Presents:

Release? A Conversation with Michael Bien, a Lead Counsel in the CA Prisoner Release Case in front of the three-judge federal court panel.

This is an opportunity to ask questions directly about how this lawsuit will impact our loved ones and our work. We hope that we can come to some collective clarity about what the current legal situation is -- as well as what to expect in the future -- so that we can build better plans to bring people home from California prisons.

Executive Board Meeting

December 2, 2009

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.

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

Ethics Jeopardy & Coping with the Challenge of Legal Practice MCLEs

November 30, 2009

Sponsored by BALIF, California Young Lawyer's Association and NLG San Francisco Chapter

Attention all attorneys with last names ending in the letters A-G! BALIF, in partnership with the California Young Lawyers Association and NLG San Francisco Chapter, is offering two opportunities for attorneys to meet the ethics and substance abuse MCLE requirements:

Ethics Jeopardy with Bob Hawley

Coping with the Challenge of Legal Practice (Substance Abuse Issues) with Richard Carlton, Lawyers Assistance Program

Disturbing the Universe Screening

November 23, 2009

Join your friends from the National Lawyers Guild and filmmaker Emily Kunstler for a special benefit screening of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe at the Landmark Shattuck Cinema, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, beginning at 7:30 pm.

A portion of ticket sales benefits the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NLG. This event is expected to sell out, so reserve your tickets early.

Reserve your tickets now by clicking here.

Protest Lynne Stewart's Incarceration

November 23, 2009

Lynne Stewart has been a leading civil and human rights attorney for 30-years as well as a member of the National Lawyers Guild. On November 16, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of her 1995 frame-up conviction on five counts of aiding and abetting terrorism. She has now begun serving a 28-month prison term. The 2nd Circuit remanded to the district court to reconsider sentencing. We need to stand up in defense of Lynne!

Join us on Monday, November 23 at 5:00 pm at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse, 7th and Mission.

2009 Medical Cannabis Dispensary Law Workshop (Los Angeles)

November 22, 2009

Attorney's who register and attend will receive 5 hrs. MCLE Credit.

Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sunday, November 22, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early Bird Registration $250
After Nov. 16, 2009 $300

Cash or check only at the door. We will not be accepting credit card payments.

Download registration form (pdf).

Fruits of War Screening and Panel Discussion (Davis)

November 19, 2009

UC Davis School of Law, Rm. 2021 at 5:00pm

The film "Fruits of War" takes an uncompromising look at the lives of four reformed gang members -- Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke, all of whom escaped to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's civil war, and the role that U.S. immigration, incarceration, and anti-gang policies have played in their journeys towards helping young people deal with the violent realities of life in the U.S. and their native countries.

Immigration Committee Meeting/Gathering

November 18, 2009

Please join us from 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday November 18, 2009 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.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

November 18, 2009

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at 179 11th Street, 2nd floor, in between Mission & Howard in San Francisco

The program will be presented by attorney Alec Hendersen on Article 13 proceedings. Article 13 prohibits punishment before trial.

After the presentation we will discuss current cases and trends.

New members are welcome.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

November 16, 2009

Please join us for our Anti Racism Committee meeting, Monday, November 16 at 6:30 PM, Cafe La Boheme, 24th St, across the street from BART on the W side of Mission St, SF.

Proposed Agenda
1) Reportback from Convention, Anti-Racism workshop, moving forward
2) Next steps in Antiracism CLE classes, how to get involved
3) Next steps in Counterjournalism campaign
4) Collaboration with other Guild committees: SFIRDC and Immigr Committee
5) Other

Tortured Law Film Screening & Discussion

November 11, 2009

The NLGSF is cosponsoring this Alliance for Justice presentation of the new short documentary Tortured Law.
A discussion of the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who authored the infamous "torture memos" will follow the film screening.

Featured Speakers:

Drucilla Ramey, Dean, Golden Gate Law School
Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
George Harris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Harris served as co-counsel to John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taliban." Lindh was tortured while in US custody.

Executive Board Meeting

November 4, 2009

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 Rosenberg Foundation office, 131 Steuart Street, Suite 650, in San Francisco.

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