CLE: Getting Out of the Military

January 24, 2009

GETTING OUT OF THE MILITARY: a CLE on how to advise soldiers seeking discharge from the military

Saturday, January 24, 2009
10:00am – 4:05pm. Registration begins at 9:30am
Session One starts promptly at 10:00 am
UC Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall, Room # TBA
Five hours of CLE credit available, including one hour of ethics credit

Immigration Committee Gathering

January 21, 2009

Please join us Wednesday January 21, 2009 from 6:30 to 7:30 (note time change from earlier announcement) for our next meeting/gathering. For those who were not with us at the meeting last October, this will be another chance for us to meet with one another in a less formal setting. There will be snacks and drinks.

We will meet at
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano and Nightingale
180 Sutter Street , 5th Floor
San Francisco , CA 94104

NLGSF Joins Other Bar, Legal Organizations to Challenge Proposition 8

SAN FRANCISCO The Bar Association of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Bar Association and 38 other bar and legal organizations ("amici") in California and across America filed an amicus brief in the Marriage Cases before the California Supreme Court, announced Elizabeth J. Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, counsel for amici. All amici have a strong interest in protecting the integrity of the core constitutional principles of equal protection and fundamental rights and opposing discrimination in all forms.

NLGSF Applauds Arrest of Officer Mehserle, Calls for Protection of Protesters' Rights

NLG Legal Observers to Monitor Police Response to Ongoing Rallies

The January 1 killing of Oscar Grant ignited protests last week that were an obvious product of the community's legitimate outrage and anger at the apparently cold-blooded murder and BART Police Internal Affair's failure to demand an immediate interview with Mehersle. BART officials mishandled the immediate response to the killing and thwarted legitimate protests by closing the Fruitvale Station on the date of a scheduled protest and vigil. Although Mehserle remained free at the time, police had no hesitation in arresting scores of protesters, some of them violently.

Apply for the 2009 Thomas Steel Internship

The Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) is now accepting applications for the Summer 2009 Thomas Steel Internship. In memory of Thomas Steel, each year this internship offers one law student the unique opportunity to work on a legal project dedicated to improving the LGBT community. This internship is 40 hours a week. This year's project will include working part time with the Trangender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project and part time with the NLGSF.

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