Legal Observer Training

November 18, 2016

Legal Observers work to insure that protesters' right to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcements' interactions with protesters. We need LOs now more than ever.

Get trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns, connect with other students and legal observers, and learn how you can put your legal knowledge to work to protect freedom of assembly and expression.


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild firmly stands against the fascism of President-Elect Trump. His calls to jail protesters, deport immigrants, attack Black people, ban Muslims and his boasting of sexual assaults on women reflect all the hallmarks of fascism -- autocracy that destroys its opposition, controls marginalized communities through violence, and organizes power and wealth for the elite. Since he was elected Tuesday night, countless immigrants and Muslims have been attacked by vigilantes across the country.

NLGSF Election Procedures 2016

Election Time & Place: Chapter Membership Meeting, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 518 Valencia in San Francisco. Polls will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. for those who wish to vote in person.

An NLG Forum to Discuss Strategies and Methods for Confronting the Rise of U.S. Fascism as Embodied by the Trump Presidency Free and open to the public. NLG membership not required.

Chapter elections will be held, starting at 6pm. All NLG members in good standing are eligible to vote.

Halloween Fundraiser Party for the Demo Committee

October 29, 2016

Join us for Halloween Costume Party and Fundraiser at the Emerald Palace.

8-12am at 817 Mead Ave, Oakland CA and bring your friends!

Suggested Donation at the Door: $5-$15 Food & Drinks - Available for purchase, BYOB to be on the safe side

Parking in our neighborhood can be difficult, so carpool or take the 72 or 18 bus, the house is also a 15 min walk from 19th Street Bart.

Death Row Stories: A Conversation with Kevin Cooper

October 26, 2016

Presented by the University of San Francisco School of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Criminal Law Society, and Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (5:00-6:30 pm) (Food will be Served) Where: USF School of Law, Room KN 102, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117 * The event will be recorded and streamed/broadcast by KUSF at a later date so please be on time!

Holiday Party & Auction

December 9, 2016

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; plus much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.

NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction Balançoire 2565 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

6 - 9 pm

Free for sustainers, advocates, law students, and recent grads. All others $10 - $20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash bar.

Annual Mentorship Cocktail Party

November 4, 2016

The National Lawyer's Guild Mentorship Program requests the honor of your presence at our Annual Mentorship Program Cocktail Party! The fun will start at 6pm on Friday, November 10, 2006.

Come and meet students, attorneys and legal workers practicing in a variety of fields! Food and libations will be provided.

This event is open to all students, attorneys and legal workers interested in the Guild and the mentorship program. Please invite your friends, mentors and mentees! Location:


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