Upcoming Events

Holiday Party & Auction

December 5, 2015

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with friends and NLG comrades as we look ahead to a new year advancing the struggle for social justice! Bid on great getaways and holiday gifts: vacation homes in Paris, Costa Rica, and Stinson Beach; plus much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.

NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction
Saturday December 5th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th Street in Oakland

Testimonial Dinner Organizing Meeting

November 16, 2015

Organize our chapter's most important and largest fundraising event of the year. Our annual Testimonial Dinner is set for Saturday, April 9, 2016 and we'd love to have more members contributing to this great event. Help us honor members and the community. Help us throw a party!

Testimonial Dinner Organizing Meeting
Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
Location Siegel & Yee office, 499 14th Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA

Chapter Membership Meeting: Food Justice and the NLG

November 10, 2015

Our annual membership meeting will be Tuesday, November 10th at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Library, 5366 College Avenue. This will be the first opportunity for members to cast their ballots in our chapter elections. We will also discuss food justice guidelines for the NLG. Voting and a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., program will begin at 6 p.m.

Click here for more information on the chapter elections.

Discussion on Radical Legal Support & Collectively Resisting the Legal System

November 8, 2015

With political repression on the rise in America, it's incumbent on activists to understand the full set of police tactics used to suppress dissent and the ways in which collective action can be used to resist those tactics.

Join activist, author and legal worker Kris Hermes at 518 Valencia on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm for a discussion on his new book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 (PM Press), including the origins of contemporary protest policing and methods of collective resistance to the legal system.

Lawyering for the People: Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty & Mass Incarceration

November 6, 2015

A panel presented by the San Francisco Law School & UC Hastings Chapters of the National Lawyers Guild

When: Friday, November 6, 2015
Where: UC Hastings College of Law, Room A, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please join our esteemed panel for a discussion of the legal issues surrounding the wrongful conviction of Kevin Cooper, the death penalty and mass incarceration of People of Color.

Law for the People 2015 Day 5

October 25, 2015

The final day of the NLG convention will include workshops on solitary confinement, gentrification, environmental justice, modern reparations, the law school tuition crisis, and much more. Sunday is also the day to go on walking tours: a black radical Oakland walking tour, and a black history and civil rights hike in San Francisco.

Law for the People 2015 Day 3

October 23, 2015

Day three of the convention will include workshops on immigrant rights, resisting police and state violence, Palestine and the ICC, political prisoners, neoliberalism, law collectives and much more. The Friday Luncheon will include performances by two local artists: Naima Shalhoub, a first-generation Lebanese American singer and advocate for women in prison and Lubna Morrar, a Palestinian poet and activist with the Arab Youth Organization and member of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. That night is the student party at Vinyl Oakland.

Stanford - Shaking the Foundations

October 17, 2015

Shaking the Foundations is dedicated to building a strong, vibrant, and progressive legal community. Stanford brings together lawyers, scholars, politicians, activists, and students from around the country to discuss present and future issues within the progressive movement, explore the role of young lawyers in the progressive legal community, and encourage attendees to work toward social and environmental justice. The Stanford National Lawyers Guild student chapter will be present.

Convention Planning Meeting

October 6, 2015

For the first time in over 15 years the annual NLG convention is returning to the Bay Area. Get involved and help make it a huge success!

Join us for the next Convention Planning Meeting, Tuesday, October 6, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Oakland Law Collaborative - 1736 Franklin St., Suite 400 in Oakland, CA.

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Training for Advocates of Prisoners in the SHU

October 3, 2015

Support from Outside the Walls #10

This training will be an opportunity to explore compassion fatigue. What is it? How does it affect us? How does it impact the work we are trying to do? As we learn about some of the psychology of compassion fatigue, participants will also have the opportunity to talk about their personal experiences, build on their own knowledge and tell their stories in ways that help them heal.