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."

Holiday Party

December 12, 2008

Mark your calendars for another evening of fun with your favorite folks from the progressive Bay Area legal community! Our annual Holiday Party will be on December 12 from 6-9 PM at the offices of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland.

Admissions at the door.
Hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, door prizes!
Free for student members, sustainers & sponsors.
$10 low income, $25 attorneys & friends.

State Bar Committee Meeting

December 10, 2008

Join us for a very important meeting of the SF Bay Area NLG State Bar Committee. We will be discussing ideas for Resolutions to submit to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Association at the annual Conference of Delegates on September 10-13 in San Diego.

Committee Against Torture Meeting

December 4, 2008

Our Committee Against Torture meeting will be December 4 at 6 PM, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 601 in Berkeley.

We will discuss the Berkeley City Council meeting consideration of the John Yoo resolution, scheduled for December 8; potential other actions against other architects of torture, such as William Haynes; and a CLE on lawyers, torture and legal ethics.

Meditation for Lawyers CLE

December 2, 2008

Meditation for Lawyers will be presented by Doug Chermak, Hon. Mary Morgan (SF Superior Court), and David Borgen on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Registration begins at 5:30 PM and the program is from 6 - 8:30 PM at the law office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000, in Oakland.

2 Hours CLE Credit: One hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse and one hour of regular CLE credit will be available.

$35 for public service and low income attorneys; $65 regular rate.

Anti Racism Committee Meeting

December 1, 2008

Please join us for the next meeting of the Anti-Racism Committee of the NLG Bay Area, Monday, December 1. We will meet at 6pm at the law office of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000, in Oakland (near 19th St BART),

We will have a discussion to develop a vision & purpose statement for ARC. We will also plan to briefly discuss the plans for a multi-part CLE series created by ARC & TUPOCC.

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