The NLG will host a discussion about our Know Your Rights project(s) on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the NLG office. Topics for discussion will include:
Various projects and chapters of the National Lawyers Guild are responding to recent raids by Immigration and Customs Emforcement (ICE) throughout the country and in preparation for potential political activism on and around May 1st.
The next committee meeting will be 12:30 at 550 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor. Agenda and details will follow.
9:00am-5:00pm (breakfast and lunch served)
UC Davis School of Law - Martin Luther King Jr. Hall, Room 2021
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency for the California prison system on October 4, 2006. In response, the Third Annual King Hall Prison Law Symposium will address the pressing issues of this complex problem.
Originally published in Contra Costa Lawyer.
Over three years ago, when "only" 200 soldiers had died in Iraq the organizers of the Iraq Memorial made 20 crosses and put them on a Lafayette hillside. This brought the police, who stopped and questioned the organizers as they were placing the crosses. People in passing cars yelled furiously at them. Although the crosses were on private property and did not violate the Lafayette sign ordinance, they were vandalized and destroyed that night. This speech was not allowed.
On March 29, United States District Court Judge James Ware of San Jose, CA, ordered the discharge of Bay Area reservist Robert Zabala from the Marines as a conscientious objector. Zabala brought suit in Federal Court seeking a discharge after the Marines had refused to grant his application for discharge as a conscientious objector to war. The court ordered that Zabala be discharged in 15 days.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NLGSF office, 558 Capp St.
- student day against the death penalty debrief
- PLD planning
- Law Student Vice President election
- ideas for student unity & Bay Area-wide activities
The 2007 Far West Regional Convention will happen at McGeorge School of law on March 31, 2007. McGeroge School of Law, Classroom C, 3200 5th Ave. Sacramento, CA. The Far West Region includes California and Hawaii.
[Download the flier](/docs/07 Far West Conference.pdf)
9:30am Police Accountability Workshop
10:30am Immigration Raids and Punitive Legislation
11:30am Military Law Workshop: Counter Recruitment and Aiding Conscientious Objectors
The next Bay Area Military Law Task Force meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at California Appellate Project office at 101 Second Street, Suite 600, San Francisco.
Here's a proposed agenda:
Report on NLG Military Law Task Force- Marti Hiken
Presentation (still being decided)
Discussion of cases
We will be training new legal observers at our office, 558 Capp Street, at 6:30 p.m.
Legal Observers are a critical part of our Demonstrations legal support work. They are trained to gather evidence during the course of a protest or demonstration, particularly involving law enforcement. This evidence can be critical if there is a need to aid criminal defendants or litigate following civil rights violations.
For more information see our demonstrations committee page.