Marc Van Der Hout Named Attorney of the Year

Our own Marc Van Der Hout was among 33 other attorneys from throughout the state to be named Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer for extraordinary achievements in 2007. The magazine specifically identifies the 21 years Marc put into defending Palestinian activists (the "LA8") who faced criminal charges and later deportation. All charges were finally dismissed in 2007.

Read more from California Lawyer here.

Death Penalty Discussion with Lance Lindsay and Aundre Herron

February 28, 2008

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.

NLG Student Chapters Call for Death Penalty Abolition

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.

Bay Area Military Law Panel Meeting

February 26, 2008

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.

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