Meditation for Lawyers CLE

December 3, 2007

Please join us for an Evening of Meditation and Instruction for Lawyers CLE. Meditation has proved itself a great tool for lawyers. It brings focus, intentionality, and balance to our work life whether in the courtroom, in the office, at meetings or at home.

Please join Susan B. Jordan, David Borgen and Doug Chermak on Dec. 3, 2007 for an evening of meditation instruction and practice worth 2 hours of ethics CLE credit at the offices of Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, 300 Lakeside Drive Suite 1000 in Oakland.

NLG Supports Berkeley Tree Sitters

Unlawful Arrests, Reckless Tactics Used Against Peaceful Activists

Berkeley – The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) condemns the irresponsible and dangerous actions of the University of California Berkeley and campus police against the peaceful tree-sitters and their supporters.

The tree-sit will celebrate its one year campaign anniversary on December 2, and the NLGSF will host a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on that day at the Memorial Grove. Speakers will include Attorneys Dennis Cunningham, Hunter Pyle, Tony Serra, and Carol Strickman.

Protest in Solidarity with Pakistani Attorneys

November 13, 2007

The National Lawyers Guild is helping to coordinate demonstrations in Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles in solidarity with the lawyers in Pakistan. See our press release on the situation here.

In San Francisco, we will demonstrate at the Federal Building (450 Golden Gate Ave) on Tuesday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. Please come out to show your support.

Mentorship Party

November 9, 2007

Calling all mentors and mentees: come meet, greet, eat and drink on Friday November 9th, at the 3rd annual Mentorship Party! Held at the lovely home of David Weintraub at 5582 Lawton Ave in Rockridge Oakland starting at 6 p.m.

Directions
By BART: Get off at Rockridge. Go south on College two blocks to Lawton. Go left (always) on Lawton up the little hill to 5582 on your left.

NLG Strongly Condemns State of Emergency in Pakistan

The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns the State of Emergency imposed on the people of Pakistan and the attacks on lawyers and the judiciary. The NLG demands that President Musharraf immediately withdraw the emergency declaration of November 3, 2007, the Provisional Constitutional Order No. 1 of 2007 (PCO), which suspends Pakistan's Constitution. This declaration includes suspension of the right to life and liberty, freedom of speech, assembly and association, and equal protection of the law, all of which are guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Charges Dropped in 20-Year-Old Deportation Case Against Palestinian Activists

Los Angeles: The 20-year effort to deport two men over their alleged political support of Palestinian self-determination officially came to an end today when the nation's highest administrative body overseeing immigration cases dismissed all charges against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of a group of Palestinian student activists arrested in January 1987, who became known as the LA8.

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