Upcoming Events

Sparks Fly 2010

March 13, 2010

The NLGSF is an endorser of this evening in celebration of Marilyn Buck and Women Political Prisoners

When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 7 PM
10 PM Dance Party with DJ Kuttin Kandi

Where: Uptown Body and Fender Garage, 401 26th St., Oakland (Telegraph Ave)

Art Auction, Speakers and Music including, Maisha Quint, devorah major, Phavia Kujichagulia, Kayla Marin, Yuri Kochiyama, Graciela Perez-Trevisan & Bomberas de la Bahia Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Plena

$10-50 (no one turned away)

Hearing on Youth Immigrant Policy

March 4, 2010

On Thursday, March 4, at 10:30am, the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee
Thurs. March 4, 2010, 10:30a.m.
SF City Hall, Room 263

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will hold a hearing at city hall to discuss why City Attorney Herrera is not implementing the Board-enacted youth immigrant policy. The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee, of which the NLGSF is a member, hopes to use the occasion to advocate for implementation.

Legal Observer Training

March 2, 2010

Come learn to ensure police accountability during free speech activity and protests. Tuesday, March 2; 4:30-5:30; Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, room 2202. Snacks will be provided.

Students who attend will be able to put their skills to use directly in the activism that occurs on March 4th - so come support public education and come support free speech!

Co-sponsored by the ACLU and BLSA.

NLG Happy Hour

February 26, 2010

Come meet and mingle with awesome NLG attorneys and student members. This month we will be meeting up at 111 Minna in San Francisco. Join us from 5 - 8 PM!

Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee

February 24, 2010

The next meeting of the Doris Brin Walker Law Reform Committee (formerly the State Bar Committee) will be February 24, 2010 at Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant at 6:30PM. No host dinner. Please invite interested friends to join us.

Don Ramon's is conveniently located near the Van Ness Muni Station.
Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
225 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 864-2700

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

February 23, 2010

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23 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.

Elinor Roberts will provide an update on the recent settlement of litigation brought againt the V.A. on behalf of PTSD veterans. It's great to hear about legal success stories. Elinor is Legal Director at Swords to Plowshares.

After the presentation we will discuss current cases and trends.

New members are welcome.

Testimonial Dinner Committee Gathering

February 23, 2010

The next meeting to organize our chapter's annual Testimonial Dinner will be on February 23 at 6:30 PM in the East Bay. There will be food and drink and we could use help stuffing envelopes.

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.

Legal Marijuana: Policy Implications In California

February 22, 2010

Sponsored by the UC-Hastings NLG chapter.

When California taxes and regulates marijuana, how will other state policies be affected?

JOIN US 12p-1p Monday 2/22/10 at UC-Hastings Room A (198 McAllister St.) for a panel discussion featuring:

Prof. Hadar Aviram, UC-Hastings College of the Law
Prof. Alex Kreit, The Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Quintin Mecke, Communications Director, AB390 sponsor Assm. Tom Ammiano.

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