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Upcoming events

Date:April, 27th 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm
Date:June, 21st 2019 12:00am-12:00am

Join us for our Testimonial Dinner.

Join us on Saturday, April 27th as we honor Christine Brigagliano and Nancy Hormachea as Champions of Justice, Osha Neumann as Unsung Hero, and the California Coalition of Women Prisoners as our Partner in Liberation.

Hundreds of progressive, radical legal workers, lawyers, and law students, and friends will join in honoring members of our community at the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Testimonial Dinner 2019 held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Human rights must be regarded
as more sacred than property interests.

We defend and
protect communities.

NLGSF brings together progressive lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to protect and defend communities, social justice movements, and political and grassroots organizations and activists organizing for their self-determination and rights.

We provide legal support for activists


FBI Hotline

Immigration KYR

Our committees do groundbreaking work

Bay Area Military Law Panel

The National Lawyers Guild opposes aggressive and interventionist military policies, as well as abusive treatment of service members and veterans. The NLGSF Bay Area Military Law Panel is the local working group of the Military Law Task Force.


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Demonstrations Committee

The Demonstrations Committee is a network of lawyers, legal workers and law students who provide legal support for political activists, protesters and movements for social justice. Volunteer members provide Know Your Rights trainings, Legal Observer trainings, rapid response trainings, and legal support for activists who are arrested during demonstrations.


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Doris Brin Walker Legislative Reform Committee

The Doris Brin Walker Legislative Reform Committee participates in many Bar related activities throughout the year. Most importantly, the Committee drafts and initiates progressive resolutions on behalf of NLGSF for consideration and debate among delegates to the annual State Bar Convention.


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Immigration Committee

NLGSF opposes efforts to detain and deport people based on their status as migrants and immigrants and works to improve the laws and policies that affect immigrant communities.


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Mentorship/NextGen Committee

The Mentorship / NextGen Committee seeks to serve as a catalyst for active communication between law school chapters, recent graduates, long-time Guild members and the chapter’s active committees.


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The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC)

The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) is an alliance of law students, legal workers and attorneys of color within the NLG community. Members of TUPOCC engage in collective struggle around what it means to be people of color in a field that continues to be dominated by white practitioners.


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Through projects with our
community, we transform the system.

Prisoner Advocacy

The Prison Advocacy Network (PAN) is a volunteer network of activists, attorneys, legal workers, and law students. We are supervised by attorneys and thus operate under attorney-client privilege and can use legal mail. PAN is an advocacy network, not a litigation team.

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We Know Our Rights

We Know Our Rights is a multimedia video toolkit for people dealing with law enforcement, produced by NLGSF and independent producers April Martin and Lucia Palmarini.

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Anti-Repression Committee

Originally formed to support Occupy Oakland actions, the Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee (ARC) stands against political repression and is in solidarity with all those who challenge the state, capitalism and other forms of systemic oppression and domination.

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Anti-Fascist Work Group

The Anti-Fascist Work Group (AFWG) is an informal network of grassroots community, activist and political networks committed to defending their own communities, movement spaces and activities, and local businesses against attacks by white supremacists and hate groups.

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“The Guild made me believe that maybe someday I could be a lawyer who fought for human rights and civil rights.”

Hunter Pyle (2018 Champion of Justice Awardee)

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