Upcoming Events

Torture: U.S. Law & Policy (Ethics CLE Credit)

October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), Booth Auditorium, 2778 Bancroft Way in Berkeley
CLE 1.25 Ethics Credits Available: $35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate; FREE if no credit required.

Please join us for a rigorous panel discussion with Boalt professors and practitioner experts on the ethics and legality of torture. Panelists will include:

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

October 27, 2008

What: AntiRacism Committee meeting
Where: at Al Hamra (on 16th Street near BART, between Valencia and Mission) in SF,
When: Monday, Oct 27 6pm.

This meeting will be an opportunity for those of us that went to the Convention to share what we learned and participated in. We will report back on the powerful anti-racism training at the Convention led by Catalyst Project. We will discuss collaborative plans made while meeting with co-chairs of TUPOCC, the Anti-Sexism Committee, the Queer Caucus, and the NextGen Committee.

Law and Justice in Haiti: Accountability and Reparations

October 23, 2008

Symposium with Reception - Law and Justice in Haiti: Accountability and Reparations

DATE: Thursday, October 23, 2008
TIME: 4:30-7:30pm
LOCATION: Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister

DETAILS: The Keynote Address will be provided by Father Jomanas, the Dean and founder of Hastings' sister law school, who will speak about the importance of law and justice in a country like Haiti.

Mentorship Project Committee Meeting

October 8, 2008

The Mentorship Project Committee will meet at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 6 at 1404 Franklin St., 5th Floor in Oakland.

This is a critical meeting as we will be reviewing and adopting our Committee's Policies and Procedures AND volunteering for the positions we create, AND planning for the Cocktail Party which is only about 6 weeks away.


Anti-Racism for Effective Legal & Social Justice Work (CLE)

October 6, 2008

Anti-Racism for Effective Legal & Social Justice Work—Theory and Practice,
1.5 hour CLE (anti-bias)

When: Monday, 6 October 2008, 12:00-1:30 pm

Where: Mexicali Rose Restaurant meeting room, 701 Clay St, Downtown Oakland (at 7th st, across from Alameda County Courthouse, 4 blocks from 12th St BART [11th st exit])

CLE Charge: $25-40 for attorneys. Law students and legal workers, donations suggested. (Proceeds will help pay for anti-racist trainings to be held in the future for NLG members.)

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal

October 3, 2008

Crime Magazine Editor J Patrick O'Connor discusses his new book, "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal," in a tour of the SF Bay Area.

The NLGSF is sponsoring Friday evenings event: October 3rd, 5:30 pm: Room 3214, Golden Gate University, Mission St between 1st and 2nd, San Francisco. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Mobilization To Free Mumia (info 510 268-9429).

South Bay Meeting/Mixer

October 2, 2008

NLG members who live or work in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont, Mountain View or anywhere in the South Bay are invited to a meeting and mixer at the Law Office of Carpenter & Mayfield, 730 North First Street in San Jose, on October 2 at 6 PM. Food and drink provided.

Executive Board Meeting

October 1, 2008

The Executive Board of the NLGSF generally meets every first Wednesday of the month, alternating between the East Bay and San Francisco. This month's meeting will start earlier than usual and be abbreviated to leave time for our membership meeting. We will begin at 5:30 PM at the Women's Building, 3543 18th St., Audre Lorde room, in San Francisco.

Meetings are open to all Bay Area chapter members in good standing.

Membership Meeting & Board Elections: Defending & Promoting Sanctuary Cities

October 1, 2008

Our election and membership meeting - including a presentation on Defending and Promoting Sanctuary Cities - will be the evening of October 1st.

Polls will open at 5:30 PM and the presentation will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women's Building, 3543 18th St., Audre Lorde room, in San Francisco. Presenters include attorneys Angela Chan of the Asian Law Caucus, Laura Sánchez of CARECEN, and Francisco Ugarte of Dolores Street Community Services.

Immigration Court Observation Project TRAINING

September 29, 2008

SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Chapter Immigration Court Observation Project (ICOP) Training

Monday, September 29
6:00 pm in room 5224
Golden Gate University School of Law

NLG GGU and the San Francisco Bay Area NLG Immigration Committee invite all interested in immigration law and immigrant rights to participate in the NLG Immigration Committee's Immigration Court Observation Project ("ICOP").

Progressive Lawyering Day

September 27, 2008

The Students of the National Lawyers Guild present:
40th Annual Progressive Lawyering Day
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 10 am - 6 pm
University of San Francisco School of Law, Kendrick Hall
2199 Fulton St at Parker Ave, San Francisco, CA
(Accessible by buses 5 Fulton and 21 Hayes)

Panel topics will include immigration, sex workers' rights and organizing efforts, international womens' rights, and juvenile justice.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

September 16, 2008

The next Anti Racism Committee meeting will be at Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant, 326 Frank H Ogawa Plz in Oakland at 6pm.

Proposed Agenda:
1. National Convention Anti-Racist Training
2. Bay Area Anti-Racist training
3. Fundraising
4. CLE week of October 6-10
5. Multipart CLE for winter/spring
6. ?