Upcoming Events

Olympic Torch Protest for Burma & Tibet

April 9, 2008

Multiple groups are planning direct actions along the route of the Olympic torch, to protest China's policies towards Tibet and Burma, in downtown San Francisco and along the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Burma protest on the Bridge walk is permitted and will take place from 10am-12pm. The exact location and time of marches and rallies in the city is still being determined.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

April 7, 2008

The next Anti Racism Committee Meeting will be April 7 at 7 pm at Mission Creek Cafe, 968 Valencia St, between 20th and 21st Streets, in San Francisco.

Possible agenda items include anti-racist trainings; national convention workshop/panel ideas; prep and planning for NLG Regional gethering in LA Apr 11-13; and planning an Anti-Bias CLE.

Annual Testimonial Dinner

April 5, 2008

The 2008 NLGSF Annual Testimonial Dinner will honor distinguished member David Borgen with the Champion of Justice award and Renée Quintero Sánchez as our Unsung Hero. Join us at the Oakland Marriott City Center, Jewett Banquet Room at 1001 Broadway, between 10th and 11th Streets in Downtown Oakland (Above 12th Street BART Station) on Saturday, April 5.

5:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner

Convergence Actions for AFSCME Local 3299

April 3, 2008

AFSCME Local 3299 represents 20,000 workers employed at the University of California, on April 3, we will converge at the San Francisco and Los Angeles Medical Centers to turn up the heat on UC and demand a fair contract NOW!

Hundreds of members will travel hundreds of miles to attend marches and picket lines to show UC that we are dead serious about winning a fair contract that will help our patients, students and families!

Join us to legal observe at Parnassus (UCSF Medical Center) in San Francisco at 3:30pm.

Legal Support Meeting

March 30, 2008

There will be two meetings for all arrestees from March 15th and March 19th. This will be a chance for you to talk to lawyers and organize your legal defense.

Monday, March 24th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
AK Press
674 23rd St #A
Oakland, CA

Sunday, March 30th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Martin de Porres
225 Potrero Ave.

For additional information, visit the legal website. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding your cases:

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

March 25, 2008

Discussion: Kasey Corbit of Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), one of the Plaintiffs' attorneys in Veterans for Common Sense vs. Peake

Tuesday March 25th, 7:00 p.m.
California Appellate Office,
101 2nd Street, Ste. 600 (6th Floor)
San Francisco, CA
(corner of Mission of Mission and 2nd, enter at the atrium on 2nd street, go through the glass doors to the front desk, and take the elevator to the 6th floor -- BART - Montgomery Street Exit)

Screening of The People's Advocate

March 10, 2008

"The People's Advocate: The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry" will be shown on March 10 at 4:45pm at UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall Room 110.

The documentary features Charles R. Garry—one of the most influential criminal defense attorneys of the 20th century who became a household name during the 1960s with his defense of revolutionary political icons like Huey Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party.

Death Penalty Discussion with Lance Lindsay and Aundre Herron

February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28th, at 5:30pm, the New College of California School of Law Black Law Students Association and the National Lawyers Guild Chapters are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the death penalty with:

  • Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus, Lance Lindsay, and
  • California Appellate Project Staff Attorney, former ACLU Northern California Board member and stand-up comedienne Aundre Herron.

Please join us in Room 213 at New College of California School of Law, 50 Fell Street, between Van Ness and Market, from 5:30pm - 8pm.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

February 26, 2008

The next BAMLTF meeting will be Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Jane Kaplan's office, 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. [Between Ashby and Alcatraz, Kitty corner to Starry Plough & La Pena]

The program topic will be "What a Congressmember Can (or Cannot) Do for Your Client." We are pleased to have Elaine McKellar of Hon. Barbara Lee's office speak on this subject and answer our questions, subject to her availability.

We will also discuss Article 138s - when to bring them, their purpose, good and bad points - and individual cases.