Upcoming Events

Punishing the Poor: The Effects of Budget Cuts on Californians

October 20, 2009

We will have our membership meeting/election on October 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), Latino/Hispanic Community Room A.

Our meeting will include a presentation by special guests:

Assemblymember Bill Monning
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and
Jennifer Friedenbach from the Coalition on Homelessness.

NLG Convention in Seattle, WA

October 14, 2009

The 2009 Law for the People Convention will be in Seattle, Washington, October 14-18. The keynote address will feature Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967." With major panels on Surveillance & Domestic Spying, Ending the War on Drugs, and Perpetual War or Rule of Law, it is 5 days of cutting-edge legal and political presentation, discussion and discovery that must not be missed.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

October 14, 2009

Next Wednesday's (10/14), we have a mentorship committee meeting, scheduled to take place at 6PM at Beeson Tayer & Bodine, 1404 Frankin Street, Fifth Floor, Oakland CA 94612.

*Just a note: as this is the last mentorship committee meeting before the mentorship cocktail party, your attendance is crucial. Please make your best efforts to attend.

Agenda

Tortured Justice: Why the Torture Memos Were Illegal

October 13, 2009

At its kick-off event, the Boalt Alliance to Abolish Torture (B.A.A.T.) will host a panel of prominent lawyers and legal academics to discuss the infamous memos written by the Bush Administration's Office of Legal Counsel, including Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo. Experts will examine the memos' violations of legal and ethical standards. The presentation is part of Ending Torture Month, a series of events and advocacy efforts that will take place at Boalt Hall through mid-November.

East Bay Happy Hour

October 9, 2009

Co-sponsored by the Anti-Racism Committee and the Immigration Committee

Friday, October 9
5:30-8:30p
Somar
1727 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
At the 19th Street BART stop.

  • hang out with other law students and new attorneys

  • find out information about the new campaign: Counterjournalism and Public Advocacy for Immigrant Rights

  • sign and send a letter to stop hateful anti-immigrant reporting

or just drink with friends!

Executive Board Meeting

October 7, 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 October 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.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Workshop (Part III)

October 6, 2009

The San Francisco Bay Area National Lawyers Guild ("NLG") Chapter's Anti-Racism Committee and The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) are happy to announce:

A workshop series on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
on four alternating Tuesdays this fall (September 8th, September 22nd, October 6th and October 20th) from 6:30pm to 9pm. Geared toward lawyers, legal workers, law students, and legal activists. In the interest of continuity and building community, we strongly encourage participants to attend all four classes.

Progressive Lawyering Day

October 3, 2009

Liberty and Justice for All
Saturday, October 3, 2009
UC Hastings, 198 McAllister, Rooms TBA
(near Civic Center BART)

Panels include Transgender Advocacy 101, Getting a Public Interest Fellowship, Using the Alien Tort Claims Act to Pursue International Law Violators, and Juvenile Justice & Immigration Featuring SF Supervisor David Campos.

Registration at 10 AM

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Workshop (Part II)

September 22, 2009

The San Francisco Bay Area National Lawyers Guild ("NLG") Chapter's Anti-Racism Committee and The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) are happy to announce:

A workshop series on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
on four alternating Tuesdays this fall (September 8th, September 22nd, October 6th and October 20th) from 6:30pm to 9pm. Geared toward lawyers, legal workers, law students, and legal activists. In the interest of continuity and building community, we strongly encourage participants to attend all four classes.

Doris Brin Walker Memorial

September 20, 2009

Join former NLG president Marjorie Cohn and others at this celebration of Doris Brin Walker's life. Take a look at the obituary from the NY Times if you'd like to learn more about Doris.

The National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area memorial for Doris Brin Walker will be at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (NABE) on September the 20th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. NABE is located at 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Please note that the family is having another memorial in November.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

September 9, 2009

The next mentorship committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00 pm at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP (180 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104).

This is a super important mtg for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to: finalizing roles for the mentorship party, finalizing roles (for the committee), and generally getting the new school year off to a committed and organized start.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Workshop (Part I)

September 8, 2009

The San Francisco Bay Area National Lawyers Guild ("NLG") Chapter's Anti-Racism Committee and The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) are happy to announce:

A workshop series on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
on four alternating Tuesdays this fall (September 8th, September 22nd, October 6th and October 20th) from 6:30pm to 9pm. Geared toward lawyers, legal workers, law students, and legal activists. In the interest of continuity and building community, we strongly encourage participants to attend all four classes.

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