Broad-Based Coalition Tackles Outrageous Fines and Fees in San Francisco Traffic Court

Stephanie Funt, Brittany Stonesifer and Stephen Bingham

Debt arising from traffic or criminal court matters touches the lives of many San Francisco residents and, by diverting limited funds or triggering unemployment, keeps them trapped in a cycle of poverty. A group of attorneys and community organizers have come together to try to break the cycle.

Updates From the UC Davis NLG Chapter

Aviva Simon, Class of 2018, UC Davis School of Law

Many of us at the UC Davis NLG Chapter were fortunate enough to attend the annual NLG conference held in Oakland last fall. We returned to Davis inspired by the speakers and fellow Guild members, and have put together a series of events to build on this momentum. This spring we are working with the UC Davis Cross-Cultural Center to develop an Anti-Racism Training specifically for law students, integrating cases and current legal issues to see how race shapes our experiences and principles, and in turn, our legal system.

Demo Defense 101: a CLE training for lawyers and legal activists

May 5, 2016

This training on defending demonstrators is intended for new lawyers, civil lawyers, legal workers and activists involved in legal, court and jail support work, and law students. You will learn about legal visits and jail release procedures, the criminal process, defending persons charged with misdemeanors, infractions or federal petty offenses in San Francisco and Alameda County, and working with the NLG and the Public Defender offices in both counties.

ICOP Training March 23, 2016 and Practitioner Request

March 23, 2016

IMMIGRATION COURT OBSERVATION PROJECT (ICOP)

TRAINING Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 6:30 to 7:30 PM

UC Hastings 100 McAllister Street "The Tower" Room 410

Hosted by: Hastings Students for Immigrants' Rights (HSIR) Snacks & Refreshments Provided

About: The NLG Immigration Committee is starting up an Immigration Court Observation Project (“ICOP”) in SF. ICOP’s goal is to bring greater transparency and accountability to the immigration court, by documenting the immigration hearings of pro se detained immigrants in San Francisco.

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