The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is pleased to announce that Cat Brooks has been named interim director. With nearly 15 years of non-profit management experience and more than a decade of activism committed to racial, economic and gender justice in the Bay Area, Brooks is certain to provide NLGSF with strong leadership grounded in principles of liberation. “We are grateful to have Cat join us at NLG. As co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project and longtime Oakland activist, Cat understands how to use the law as a tool for justice and liberation.

GI Rights Hotline and the Bay Area Military Law Panel Fall Semester Training

September 23, 2016

The GI Rights Hotline and the Bay Area Military Law Panel invite you to the training for the fall semester on September 23 2-5pm at the SF Quaker Meetinghouse at 65 9th Street. We will again have opportunities for law students to do pro bono work at the GI Rights Hotline. We ask for a two hour a week commitment, working hours are between 10 and 5 generally although exceptions have been made. We ask that the students attend the training after which they are paired with an experienced counselor until they have acquired command of the necessary materials, then they may counsel on their own. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to Military issues, and to work on your interviewing skills! Veterans are especially invited to join us. "

Progressive Law Day

October 8, 2016

The PLD is excited to invite Legal Workers, Law Students and Lawyers to join us in making this years evnt a real success and inspiration to social justice seekers. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

PROGRESSIVE LAW DAY RAZING THE BAR: A Gathering of Future Movement Lawyers & Legal Workers

UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ 9:30-6:00 P.M.

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux

Tribe against Dakota Access Pipeline

August 29, 216 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar association in the United States, by its International Committee, its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and its Environmental Human Rights Committee, as well as the NLG’s Environmental Justice Committee, stands in solidarity with the sovereign Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation), the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and its people in their just opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline across their sacred and ancestral lands. The United States has failed to respect the national sovereignty and interests of the Tribe and its people, has failed to respect the nation-to-nation relationship with the Tribe established by treaties, and has failed to properly consult with the Tribe to obtain its free, prior, and informed consent for the construction of the pipeline. We stand with the great many defenders and protectors of ancestral lands, water, and spiritual, historic, and cultural resources at the Camp of the Sacred Stones currently blocking construction of the pipeline across the Missouri River near the Tribe’s land and territory. We applaud the indigenous youth who ran 2,200 miles to Washington, DC, to deliver to the United States government a petition signed by 160,000 people in opposition to the pipeline’s construction. "

NLG Bay Area Student Summit & Legal Observer Training

August 13, 2016

Join your fellow NLG students on Saturday, August 13, for the 2016 NLG Bay Area Student Summit! Hosted by the SF NLG NextGen Committee! Find the facebook event here:

In advance of the '16-'17 academic year, this event will allow NLG chapters to meet and collaborate, learn about upcoming NLG events/activities including Progressive Law Day, and discuss ways to make this semester as successful as possible!

Lunch is provided! Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 9!

"Breathin': The Eddy Zhang Story" Screening and Discussion

August 11, 2016

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), Chinese for Affirmative Action and Asian Prisoner Support Committee are partnering with the Asian Art Museum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, and ASPIRE for a screening of Ben Wang's documentary, Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6pm - 8:30pm at the Asian Art Museum.

Celebrating Movement Warriors A Conversation with Pam Tau Lee & Stephen Bingham Moderated by Steve Williams, former executive director of POWER and co-founder of LeftRoots

Celebrating Movement Warriors, Tuesday, August 16, 5:30 - 7PM, 220 Golden Gate ( sponsored by Hospitality House)

Pam Tau Lee, Movement Warrior, native San Franciscan is the Founder and Board chair of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in San Francisco, co-founder of the Just Transition Coalition, a union activist and elected leader, and the founder of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). She is founding member of Caring Across Generations, a member of Asians 4 Black Lives, a dedicated global environmental justice activist, a member of LeftRoots, and a member of the It Takes Roots delegation who participated in the December 2015 UN Conference of the Parties global climate change talks in Paris, France. Last March 2015, Pam was inducted into the Hall of Resistance, Ancient Africa Enslavement - Civil War Museum in Selma, Alabama, created in tribute to those who work against oppression in all parts of the Diaspora. "


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