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.
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
Sponsored by the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.
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.
Note the change in location—same building, different room.
The immigration committee will be meeting June 22 at 12:30 pm, 550 Montgomery Street, Suite 550.
The Demonstrations Committee will meet on June 19 at 6:00pm. We will be discussing legal support for past and future demonstrations.
The next hearing for the SF 8 will now be on MONDAY, JUNE 18, Department 21 - 850 Bryant Street in San Francisco. The court session will be at 9 a.m. with a rally in front of 850 Bryant Street at 8 a.m.
Who are the SF8?
Due to a scheduling glitch we've pushed back the meeting by a day to the 14th:
Progressive Lawyering Day Planning Meeting
Thurs, June 14, 6:30 pm
Oakland (near MacArthur BART)
Please join us to help plan this year's PLD at Golden Gate in September. We will discuss choosing a keynote speaker, panel/workshop ideas and participants, entertainment, fundraising, and other plans.
As you've probably heard, the US Senate is currently debating an immigration proposal that would be devastating to immigrant communities. Among other things, it would require families to separate in order to apply for residency, it would fail to provide legalization to the vast majority of undocumented folks, it further criminalizes immigrants, creates a new Bracero Program, and would further militarize the US/Mexico border. No bill is better than this bill!
Friday, June 1, 11-1, Press Conference and Direct Action at Sen. Feinstein's Office, 1 Post St. (At Montgomery BART)
The next BAMLP meeting will be Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at Jane Kaplan's office, 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA [Between Ashby and Alcatraz. (Kitty corner to Starry Plough & La Pena)].
We will have a guest presentation from Elinor Roberts of Swords to Plowshares who will discuss: Consequences of Discharges on VA Benefits and Discharge Upgrade Issues. Other agenda items will include a report on MLTF business and case discussion.
All are encouraged to attend.
The next Mentorship Committee meeting will be at 6pm on May 22 in Oakland. .
From 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Honorees will include:
Anna Deavere Smith, the renowned actress, playwright, teacher and author for her portrayal of racial tension and its effect on society. Her one woman show "Twilight: Los Angeles," about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, received two Tony nominations. She is also well known for her continuing role on The West Wing as the Secretary of State.
The Demonstrations Committee will meet on May 15 at 6:00pm. We will be discussing legal support for past and future demonstrations.
Global Exchange, World Press Association, and the National Lawyers Guild present:
Â¡Venezuela en Movimiento! A perspective of Chavez's Venezuela through the eyes of photojournalists Brian Frank, Darcy Holdorf, and Amy Siemers.
Featuring keynote speaker Eva Gollinger, attorney and author of "The ChÃ¡vez Code" and "Bush vs. ChÃ¡vez: Washington's War on Venezuela".
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th St. @ Bryant
Doors at 6:00pm
Program begins at 7:00pm
On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Immigrant and Workers' Rights groups will gather at Dolores Park at 12pm on the first anniversary of the Great Boycott of 2006, followed by the Grand March for Unconditional Amnesty to Civic Center at 1p.m. On this day the many contributions to society that the immigrant workers provide will be highlighted and applauded and we are reminded that immigrants and workers are one and the same. There will also be protests and marches in the East Bay. We need everyone to come out and support the immigrant community on May 1.
The NLG will host a discussion about our Know Your Rights project(s) on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the NLG office. Topics for discussion will include:
The next committee meeting will be 12:30 at 550 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor. Agenda and details will follow.
9:00am-5:00pm (breakfast and lunch served)
UC Davis School of Law - Martin Luther King Jr. Hall, Room 2021
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency for the California prison system on October 4, 2006. In response, the Third Annual King Hall Prison Law Symposium will address the pressing issues of this complex problem.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NLGSF office, 558 Capp St.
- student day against the death penalty debrief
- PLD planning
- Law Student Vice President election
- ideas for student unity & Bay Area-wide activities
The 2007 Far West Regional Convention will happen at McGeorge School of law on March 31, 2007. McGeroge School of Law, Classroom C, 3200 5th Ave. Sacramento, CA. The Far West Region includes California and Hawaii.
[Download the flier](/docs/07 Far West Conference.pdf)
9:30am Police Accountability Workshop
10:30am Immigration Raids and Punitive Legislation
11:30am Military Law Workshop: Counter Recruitment and Aiding Conscientious Objectors
We will be training new legal observers at our office, 558 Capp Street, at 6:30 p.m.
Legal Observers are a critical part of our Demonstrations legal support work. They are trained to gather evidence during the course of a protest or demonstration, particularly involving law enforcement. This evidence can be critical if there is a need to aid criminal defendants or litigate following civil rights violations.
For more information see our demonstrations committee page.