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.

2009 Salvadoran Presidential Election Observation Delegation

The National Lawyers Guild and the SHARE Foundation: Building a New El Salvador Today invites you to be a voice for democracy by joining their 2009 Presidential Election Observation Delegation. Delegates will learn about the Salvadoran electoral process, meet Salvadoran activists and experts on the El Salvador's sociopolitical situation, and serve as an official Presidential Election Observer on Election Day.

NLG Launches "Give Bush the Boot" Shoe Drive

In light of the recent shoe-throwing incident in Baghdad, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Americans to show their opposition to the policies of the Bush administration by donating pairs of shoes to their local homeless shelters and other organizations serving the needy. The gesture is also intended as a show of support for Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi who remains in detention, accused by the Iraqi government of a "barbaric act."

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