What will you do for the abolition movement this year? On March 1, National Lawyers Guild student chapters across the country will collectively raise our voices to mark NLG Law Student Day Against the Death Penalty (SDADP). Please join us.
Join us for a student/attorney mixer on Friday, February 29, at 6:30 pm at Luka's Taproom & Lounge in Oakland (2221 Broadway). Luca's is near the 19th street BART and close to Lake Merritt. Bring your mentor or mentee and come celebrate the leap year.
Thursday, February 28th, at 5:30pm, the New College of California School of Law Black Law Students Association and the National Lawyers Guild Chapters are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the death penalty with:
- Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus, Lance Lindsay, and
- California Appellate Project Staff Attorney, former ACLU Northern California Board member and stand-up comedienne Aundre Herron.
Please join us in Room 213 at New College of California School of Law, 50 Fell Street, between Van Ness and Market, from 5:30pm - 8pm.
Fundraiser for the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
New York, NY – Across the United States, in observance of the March 1-International Death Penalty Abolition Day, student members of the National Lawyers Guild are speaking out in opposition to the death penalty. Every year, law school chapters participate in the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Student Day Against the Death Penalty by organizing panel discussions, debates, film screenings, and other events. There are currently more than 3000 people on death row.
A University of San Francisco Law Justice Forum
Co-Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association, and the Student Bar Association
Panel discussion in Kendrick Hall Room 100 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Terrace Room from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The next BAMLTF meeting will be Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Jane Kaplan's office, 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. [Between Ashby and Alcatraz, Kitty corner to Starry Plough & La Pena]
The program topic will be "What a Congressmember Can (or Cannot) Do for Your Client." We are pleased to have Elaine McKellar of Hon. Barbara Lee's office speak on this subject and answer our questions, subject to her availability.
We will also discuss Article 138s - when to bring them, their purpose, good and bad points - and individual cases.
Mark your calendars. The next Sacramento Valley NLG meeting will be on February 20 at the Law Office of Mark Marin, 2001 P. Street, Suite 100 in Sacramento. More details to come.
The next Demo Committee meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, February 19. We will be discussing the anniversary of the war protests, collecting legal observer evidence and ongoing cases.
Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey will be broadcast on KQED, Channel 9 on Sunday, Feb. 17th at 6pm.
Guild member and award-winning director Abby Ginzberg's riveting and thought-provoking new film transports viewers through the inspiring life and work of one of the first African-American federal judges in the United States. We encourage you to tune in. To watch promo go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koT34hdKZBI