The next Bay Area Military Law Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 7 p.m., at the office of Jane Kaplan, 3050 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA (near Ashby BART station).
The next Demonstrations Committee meeting will be on Tuesday May 20 at 6pm. We will be discussing recent anti-war demonstrations and future actions planned for later this month.
Please join us for our monthly mentorship committee meeting on Wed, May 19, 2008 at 6 pm at Siegel & Yee: 499 14th Street, Suite 220 Oakland, CA.
Stacy Tolchin, former SF Bay Area NLG board member, will be in San Francisco to discuss her recent experience dealing with ICE raids in the LA area. Please join us at 12:30 on Friday, May 9th at the ACLU building, 39 Drumm Street, 2nd floor! Bring questions and ideas for ways we can tailor the LA ICE raid response experience to the specific challenges in the Bay Area.
The Executive Board of the NLGSF generally meets every first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, alternating between the East Bay and San Francisco. Meetings are open to all Bay Area chapter members in good standing.
The NLG is looking for legal observers for the following May Day actions.
10:30 AM: March with the Longshore Workers
Longshore (ILWU) Hall, Mason and Beach St. (Take Muni F-Market.)
March down Embarcadero
12 noon: Rally at Justin Herman Plaza
12:30 PM: Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) March/protest at military recruitment center & ICE. Depart from Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero BART)
2 PM: Amnesty rally at Dolores Park and then march to Civic Center
Theory and Practice, 1.5 hour CLE
When: Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 12-1:30 pm
Where: Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission St (b/ 1st & 2nd st, Montgomery BART) room 3203
CLE Charge: $20-40, Law students and Legal workers free/donations requested
Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting (BALMP), April 29, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Jane Kaplan's office, 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. [Between Ashby and Alcatraz, Kitty corner to Starry Plough & La Pena] - Discussion on the Okinawa cases, reports, Article 9 in Japan and various statewide cases.
There will be a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) hearing involving the release of the US military's Rules of Engagement in Iraq this coming Monday, April 28, at 2:00 pm at the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco before Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.
Legal Observers needed for Monday April 28 at 9:30-10:30AM at 1221 Oak Street, in Oakland at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The action will take place outside the building.
Over 35 CBO's and hundreds of people will be present for a press conference and public hearing regarding the cuts to General Assistance (welfare) in Alameda County. These cuts will affect thousands of Alameda County recipients.
Does FISA trump State Secrets? This is the big question that may have an enormous impact on the future of privacy. Guild attorneys Ashlee Albies, Steven Goldberg, Lisa Jaskol, Zaha Hassan, Tom Nelson and others will ask District Court Judge Vaughn to rule on this at a hearing set for next Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. The courtroom is at 450 Golden Gate Ave., 17th Floor, Courtroom 6 in San Francisco.
April 21, Monday, 9:00 a.m., Federal Court House, Veterans for Common Sense vs. Peake, Judge Conti, Disability Rights Advocates representing Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans for Truth.
Rally for the SF8! Drop all the charges!
Monday, April 21, 8:00 a.m.
Court at 9:30 a.m.
850 Bryant Street, SF, Dept. 23
Announcement from Free the SF8:
While the preliminary hearing will likely be set for September, this hearing is an important time to show support. All of the brothers are expected to be in court with us. Some motions will be heard and possible examinations of some witnesses may take place or be scheduled.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO freethesf8.org.
Please join us for the Sacramento area regional NLG Meeting on Monday, April 21 at 6 pm at the Law Office of Mark Merin, 2001 P St, Suite 100, in Sacramento. The agenda includes: a speaker, report from Regional meeting in L.A.: Jose Luis Fuentes, report from Blue Diamond protest: Gary Fitzgerald, reports from Davis and McGeorge student chapters, and a report from Gang-Injunctions: Joshua Kaizuka.
Law Office of Mark E. Merin
2001 P Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Committee will meet at 12:30 pm at the ACLU building, 39 Drumm Street, 2nd floor.
The agenda will include an update on Bay Area raids; discussion of CLE topics for Spring 2008; and an update on the Immigration Court Observation Pilot program.
Bay Area members of The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) will gather to break bread on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00pm following the UC Hasting SOL's Race and Poverty Law Journal's Annual Symposium. Meet at farmer brown's
in San Francisco on 25 Mason Street (@ Market Street).
Farmer brown's is located a short walk from hastings and is located one block from the powell bart/muni station.
The hearing has been postponed, further details tba.
April 14th, Monday, 2:00 p.m. Judge Patel, Federal Courthouse, Marguerite Hiken and the MLTF vs. the Department of Defense and CENTCOM, FOIA Hearing, MLTF lawyers, Colleen Flynn, Gordon Kaupp, and Chris Ford representing the NLG/MLTF.
Save the Date!
NLG Far West Regional
April 11-13, 2008
Los Angeles, California
The Loyola Law School
Action-Oriented (MCLE) Workshops
â€¢State-wide Tenant Union Organizing
â€¢Fighting Back Against Homelessness
â€¢Counter-Military Recruitment Strategies that Work
â€¢Employment Is sues /Wage Claims , Workers ' Comp, etc.
â€¢ International Trade & Immigration Policy
Special Presentation by S.F. 8 Defendants !
Law Student Organizing!
Socializing and Networking!
Student Retreat and Law Student VP Elections
Thursday, April 10, 2008 6-8 pm
at New College in San Francisco
Please join us for our monthly mentorship committee meeting on Wed, April 10, 2008 at 6 pm at Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine: 1404 Franklin Street 5th Floor Oakland, CA.