Upcoming Events

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.

Military Law Task Force meeting

March 28, 2007

The next Bay Area Military Law Task Force meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at California Appellate Project office at 101 Second Street, Suite 600, San Francisco.

Here's a proposed agenda:

Report on NLG Military Law Task Force- Marti Hiken
Presentation (still being decided)
Discussion of cases

Military Law Task Force FOIA Hearing

March 26, 2007

Come hear NLG Military Law Task Force lawyers, Colleen Flynn, Chris Ford, and Gordon Kaupp, argue the Task Force's Freedom of Information request (FOIA) before the federal district court in San Francisco on March 26th at 2:00 p.m.

We have asked for the Rules of Engagement and all other Department of Justice, State Department, CENTCOM, and Department of Defense Directives and orders pertaining to the shooting incident involving Sgrena in 2005 and for Fallujah throughout 2004. The government has been stalling for two years now.

Annual Testimonial Dinner

March 24, 2007

Gifted lawyer and dedicated Guild member, Dennis Cunningham, is being honored by our chapter in 2007. Well known for his masterful work on the civil rights suit against the FBI for the false arrest and media smear of Earth First! activists Judy Bari and Darryl Cherney after their car was firebombed in 1992.

Click here for direction to the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Download a copy of the invite as a pdf file by clicking here.

"The Forest for the Trees" Viewing at GGU

March 15, 2007

Come out and see a film about this year's Testimonial Dinner hinoree Dennis Cunningham!

GGU NLG presents:
The Forest for the Trees
Judi Bari v. The FBI
A Film by Bernadine Mellis

Thursday, March 15th
5-6:30 p.m. room 2203
At the Golden Gate University School of Law (536 Mission @ 1st st.)

Question and Answer Session with Attorney Dennis Cunningham (honoree of the 2007 NLG testimonial dinner) and reception to Follow.

NLG Law Student Day Against the Death Penalty

March 1, 2007

Law student chapters across the country organize against the death penalty on March 1. You can find information from our national office here: www.nlg.org/deathpenalty/. Here are some events planned for the Bay Area:

University of San Francisco
Wednesday, Feb. 28

12:25-1:30, Kendrick Hall Room 100
Death Penalty debate between Elizabeth Zitrin (Amnesty International) and Kent Scheidegger (California Justice Legal Foundation); moderated by Dean Jeffrey Brand.

Fighting Back: Lynne Stewart and Michael Ratner Speak

February 23, 2007

No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights.

A benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee & the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

NLG Member Attorney Lynne Stewart and Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner will speak at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero).

Special reception at 5:30 p.m. $25 wine and cheese reception only, includes signed poster.

Race to Execution Film Screening

February 22, 2007

The Guild is co-sponsoring a film screening of Race to Execution on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, (100 Larkin St. @ Civic Center). Free and Open to the Public. This compelling investigation of America's death penalty traces the fates of two Death Row inmates, revealing how race discrimination infects the capital punishment system.

Immigration Committee Meeting

February 2, 2007

Please join us for a general meeting of the immigration committee on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 12:30 pm, at 550 Montgomery Street, 11th floor.

Upcoming issues we will discuss (a more complete agenda will be available at the meeting):
1. Recent immigration sweeps in the East Bay - opportunities for Committee members to get involved;
2. Immigration Court Observation Project: Tentative start date in February - signup email for interested students will be sent shortly; and
3. Proposed additions to our format and offerings for committee members.