Upcoming Events

TUPOCC Meeting

June 15, 2016

Join the Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus)* for their bi-monthly meeting!

6:30pm, Wednesday, June 15th at National Lawyers Guild

Location: 558 Capp Street, 2nd Floor @ 6:30pm

*TUPOCC is open to all members who self-identify as a person of color.

The Official Bay Area Launch for 'BAD, The Autobiography of James Carr'

June 14, 2016

Featuring the NLG's Paul Harris

Tuesday, June 14, 7 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur CA 94939
Free Admission

Featuring reading and storytelling and discussion of prison reform by: Betsy Carr, political activist, community organizer, widow of James Carr; Gea Carr, realtor, prison reform advocate, daughter of James Carr; with honorary guest Paul Harris, civil rights activist and author of Black Rage Confronts the Law.

The Power of Citizen Activists to Change Constitutional Law

June 14, 2016

Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Center of Constitutional Rights

For a Conversation, Reception, and Book Signing featuring: David Cole, Author & Professor of Law & Policy, Georgetown Law Center; and Baher Azmy, Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Keker & Van Nest, 633 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Killing Them Safely

May 31, 2016

Join us for the San Francisco theatrical premiere of Killing Them Safely, an explosive 2015 Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection on the controversy over police use and misuse of Tasers. Following the screening, stay for an important discussion featuring filmmaker, Nick Berardini, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi about the film and its implications for the upcoming decision of the San Francisco Police Commission to possibly start outfitting SFPD officers with Tasers.

SHU Advocacy Post Ashker Case

May 19, 2016

SHU Advocacy Post Ashker Case
Thursday, May 19, 6-8PM
At ACLU, 39 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Ring the buzzer and come up the elevator). 1.5 hours General CLE credit (We ask attorneys to make a donation of $30 to support the work of the Prisoner Advocacy Network; no one will be turned away.)

Police and Prisons Meeting

May 12, 2016

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

Demo Defense 101: a CLE training for lawyers and legal activists

May 5, 2016

This training on defending demonstrators is intended for new lawyers, civil lawyers, legal workers and activists involved in legal, court and jail support work, and law students. You will learn about legal visits and jail release procedures, the criminal process, defending persons charged with misdemeanors, infractions or federal petty offenses in San Francisco and Alameda County, and working with the NLG and the Public Defender offices in both counties.

TUPOCC Meeting

April 21, 2016

Join the Bay TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus)* for their bi-monthly meeting!

6:30pm, Thursday, April 21st

Location: 1736 Franklin St., 4th fl. Oakland @ 6:30pm

*TUPOCC is open to all members who self-identify as a person of color.

Defending Dissent: From the Career of Allan Brotsky to Black Lives Matter

April 19, 2016

Part of Golden Gate University's 2016 Justice Jesse Carter Distinguished Lecture

Dean Rachel Van Cleave & Golden Gate University School of Law cordially invite you to our 2016 Justice Jesse Carter Distinguished Lecture:

Defending Dissent: From the Career of Allan Brotsky to Black Lives Matter

Marvin Stender will moderate a panel consisting of Walter Riley (JD 80), Michael Flynn (JD 08), & Gabriela Lopez.

After the panel, there will be a reception and time to remember the late Allan Brotsky.

Police and Prisons Meeting

April 14, 2016

The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be:

Thursday, April 14th, 6:30 p.m., 1201 MLK Jr. Way, Suite #200 in Oakland.

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:

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