The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the immediate release of Mychal Bell, one of the six high school students who have come to be known as the "Jena 6." The Guild also calls for all charges against the Jena 6 to be dropped, and for the investigation and disbarment of Judge J.P. Mauffray and District Attorney Reed Walters.
This year's PLD will be at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Attorney and advocate, Banafsheh Akhlaghi, founder and president of the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement will give the keynote address.
Registration begins at 8:30 am. Panels and workshops include Police Accountability, Immigrant Rights, Transgender 101, Environmental Justice and more. A reception with DJ Chris Hernandez begins at 4 pm.
The 39th Annual Progressive Lawyering Day, sponsored by the San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and presented by student members of the National Lawyers Guild, was held on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
Our next dinner committee meeting will be on August 29 at 6:30 pm. Note the location is different than usual for this first meeting - we will be at David Borgen's office in Oakland find directions here.
Next year we are honoring David Borgen! This is our initial meeting to begin planning. The ad solicitation letter goes out in about 5 months, so it's not too early to get started.
Please save the date for the next Immigration Committee meeting of the NLG Bay Area chapter! We'll be meeting on Friday, August 24th, at 1:00 pm, at a NEW LOCATION – Golden Gate University's law school, Room 3320, conveniently located near BART/Muni on Mission street.
(Note: The start time was previously advertised as 12:30)
NLGSF Election Procedures 2007
Election Time & Place: October 2, 2007. Location: Oakland Library Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland. Polls will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
The next Progressive Lawyering Day meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug 16 at 6:30 pm in Berkeley.
The next Mentorship Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. at David Weintraub's office, 1404 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Oakland. We'll be discussing our fall Mentorship Program Cocktail Party, our fall recruitment efforts, and the organization of the committee for the remainder of the year. We'd like to see a good mix of students, attorneys, legal workers and recent grads.
Wednesday, August 15 at 2 p.m.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse
95 Seventh Street in San Francisco