Upcoming Events

Progressive Lawyering Day

September 15, 2007

This year's PLD will be at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Attorney and advocate, Banafsheh Akhlaghi, founder and president of the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement will give the keynote address.

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Panels and workshops include Police Accountability, Immigrant Rights, Transgender 101, Environmental Justice and more. A reception with DJ Chris Hernandez begins at 4 pm.

Testimonial Dinner Committee

August 29, 2007

Our next dinner committee meeting will be on August 29 at 6:30 pm. Note the location is different than usual for this first meeting - we will be at David Borgen's office in Oakland find directions here.

Next year we are honoring David Borgen! This is our initial meeting to begin planning. The ad solicitation letter goes out in about 5 months, so it's not too early to get started.

Mentorship Committee Meeting

August 15, 2007

The next Mentorship Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. at David Weintraub's office, 1404 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Oakland. We'll be discussing our fall Mentorship Program Cocktail Party, our fall recruitment efforts, and the organization of the committee for the remainder of the year. We'd like to see a good mix of students, attorneys, legal workers and recent grads.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting with Mike Sorgen

July 25, 2007

The next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting is 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 25th, Jane Kaplan's office (510-848-4752 x 4, jKaplan@att.net), 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA, across from the Starry Plough and La Pena.

We are pleased that Bay Area MLTF and NLG member, Mike Sorgen, will be speaking on his and Barry Vogel's recent victory against recruiters' abuse of women.

Marine Corps to pay $200,000 to 2 young women who say recruiters sexually assaulted them

Queer Committee Meeting

June 27, 2007

The Queer Committee is having a meet up on Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm on the rooftop bar at Medjool (Mission between 20 & 21) for a meet and greet with the Thomas Steel intern, Becky Straus, and updates about the Transgender Know Your Rights project and the Newark 7 case.

Vietnam's Agent Orange Survivors Speak

June 27, 2007

These men and women have lived through and with Agent Orange poisoning, and have very important stories to tell. Come share their experiences, and support them in their effort to secure a measure of relief for their country from this blight of war, Agent Orange.

Veteran's Building Room 223, 401 Van Ness (at McAllister) in San Francisco
7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.

Military Law Panel Meeting

June 26, 2007

Norton Tooby will be speaking on the Intersection of Military and Immigration Law at the next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting. Norton is an expert on this subject and practices criminal defense law in Oakland, CA. He specializes in:

  • Immigration consequences of criminal convictions,
  • Post-conviction relief, and
  • Criminal defense of noncitizens

The meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., CAP office, 101 2nd Street, SF, CA, corner of Mission and 2nd Street downtown. Take the BART exit at Montgomery Street.