Oakland, CA – Responding to a peaceful protest on the evening of May 21st, the Oakland Police Department immediately forced demonstrators off the street, aggressively encircling them and using amplified sound and other intimidation tactics to interfere with the march against police killings of Black women and trans persons. They appeared to be implementing a new City policy of banning nighttime protests.
A fundraiser for the NLGSF Join your NLG pals in far left field, and cheer for the Oakland Athletics as they take on the Texas Rangers. You could catch a homerun ball!
Wednesday, June 10, 7:05 p.m. $25 per person Oakland Coliseum section 128.
The Bay Area Chapter's Executive Board will meet Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m., at 131 Steuart Street, Suite 650 in San Francisco. Meetings are open to all members in good standing.
The NLGSF is a cosponsor of this event.
The California Employment Lawyers Association Presents:
Diversity Leadership Summit
An annual conference to promote diversity and leadership in the legal profession.
Prison Strike Solidarity Coalition
In response to a call from the SHU prisoners involved in the prisoner hunger strikes for the Five Core Demands, the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) has helped launch Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) on the 23rd of each month, which started Monday, March 23, 2015.
Wednesday, April 29th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 12th St., Oakland (Walkable from the 12th St BART, ADA accessible)
Meeting People Where They're At - Support From OUtside the Walls #8
Thursday, April 23 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 12th St., Oakland (Walkable from the 12th St BART, ADA accessible)
Training 7: Challenges to Getting Appropriate Medical or Mental Health Care On The Inside: Tools For More Effective Advocacy and Better Outcomes for Incarcerated People
Law for the People Intern
The GEO Group recently opened the Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a 400-bed detention center located in Central California. The rural location of the Mesa Verde detention center will “make it virtually impossible for [lawyers] to represent the detained population,” according to Ilyce Shugall, an attorney with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto. As the LA Times notes, the Mesa Verde detention center is located in a geographically isolated rural region where there aren’t immigration court judges, so people detained within will have their immigration court hearings via live video feeds.
The Bay Area Chapter's Executive Board will meet Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m., at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000 in Oakland. Meetings are open to all members in good standing.
The Mission neighborhood around the San Francisco Bay Area NLG office is an epicenter of gentrification. There’s the steady sound of construction of housing and entertainment for the 1%. A couple of blocks from our office, a classmate of my son’s is among dozens of families displaced by a recent huge fire that killed one person – fire escapes were locked and alarms not working. Next door to that still boarded up, blackened building, brand new luxury apartments gleam, unscathed. This was just one of a number of fires in our neighborhood over the past few years, prompting an investigation into whether landlords and speculators are using arson to get around San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance by clearing out low income tenants.