Upcoming Events

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.

PLD Planning Meeting (DATE CHANGE)

June 14, 2007

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.

Protest Immigration Proposal

June 1, 2007

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)

Bay Area Military Law Panel

May 29, 2007

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 Impact Fund's Fourteenth Anniversary Reception

May 17, 2007

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.

¡Venezuela en Movimiento!

May 12, 2007

Global Exchange, World Press Association, and the National Lawyers Guild present:

¡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 Chávez Code" and "Bush vs. Chávez: Washington's War on Venezuela".

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th St. @ Bryant
San Francisco

Doors at 6:00pm
Program begins at 7:00pm

March for Immigrants Rights May 1

May 1, 2007

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.

Far West Regional Convention

March 31, 2007

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)

Convention Agenda

Panel Discussions:
9:30am Police Accountability Workshop
10:30am Immigration Raids and Punitive Legislation
11:30am Military Law Workshop: Counter Recruitment and Aiding Conscientious Objectors

Legal Observer Training

March 28, 2007

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.