Executive Board Elections and Pre-Convention Meeting

October 4, 2006

5:30 – 8 P.M.
The San Francisco Public Library: 100 Larkin St., (at Grove).
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, located on the Library's lower level, (Enter 30 Grove St., proceed down stairs).

The NLGSF is electing 8 new at-large members of our Executive Board and all 4 of our Executive Officers. This will be combined with a pre-convention discussion in San Francisco. The full election procedures are available here. Note that absentee voting is possible.

Progressive Lawyering Day

September 30, 2006

Join us this for our 38th annual Progressive Lawyering Day (PLD) - an event for progressive law students from throughout the Bay Area, this year featuring keynote speaker Angela Davis.

At Barrows Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus

Panels Throughout the Day:

Angela Davis Delivers Keynote at 38th Annual Progressive Lawyering Day

Over 200 Bay Area law students and activists gathered for the 38th Annual Progressive Lawyering Day, sponsored by the NLG and presented by law student members, this Saturday on the UC Berkeley Campus.

Law students came from UC Hastings College of Law, New College of California School of Law, Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco, Stanford University, Pacific McGeorge University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley.

Prominent Iranian Professionals Refused Entry and Detained at SFO

Sharif (Aryamehr) University of Technology and the NLG held a press conference on August 4, 2006, to protest the Bush Administration's decision to refuse entry at the San Francisco Airport yesterday, and to detain, at least ten or more prominent Iranian professionals destined for the 4th International Reunion of Sharif University of Technology Association at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Jailing of Journalist Blogger

On August 1, 2006, federal Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California found 24-year-old independent journalist Joshua Wolf in contempt after he declined to comply with an order to turn over his videotape of a year-old San Francisco protest to a federal grand jury. Wolf was denied bail and immediately taken into custody. The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) condemns this attack on the independent media and activists. Read on for the full press release.

Updates on Josh's support can be found at http://freejosh.pbwiki.com.

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Attack on News Gathering

Local Prosecutors Circumvent State Journalist Protections With Federal Grand Jury

A federal grand jury continues to target a San Francisco independent journalist in an attempt to force him to turn over materials that would normally be protected by the California's Reporter Shield Law. A second subpoena was issued to Josh Wolf by an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations this Monday after a Federal court denied his request to quash a previous, similar subpoena. He has been ordered to testify before the Federal grand jury this Thursday at 1:15 p.m. and to produce unpublished portions of a videotape documenting a protest that occurred in San Francisco's Mission District last year.

The National Lawyers Guild will host a press conference at noon on Thursday, June 15 th in front of the Federal Building – where the grand jury will convene – 450 Golden Gate in San Francisco.

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