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Programs are issue-specific, staff-led initiatives coordinated with NLG members and movement partners.


NLG-SFBA Committees are NLG member-led and designed to fulfill core functions of the NLG.

Partner Initiatives

SFBA Partner Initiatives are projects led by NLG partners and in many cases members, and partner with but are independent of the NLG.

Political & Legal Education
Political & Legal Education programs are designed to provide Know Your Rights and anti-repression materials and training to movement activists and organizations as well as frontline communities.


Annual Testimonial Dinner

May 4th, 2024

We Need your Support!

The National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLG-SFBA), seeks to unite law students, legal workers, jailhouse lawyers,attorneys and community partners and activists to function as an effective political and social force to protect and defend communities, social justice movements, and the political and grassroots organizations and activists organizing for those rights. 

As a member of NLG-SFBA, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted rates on progressive MCLE programming; 
  • Updates on current events and programs in the Bay Area legal and movement communities through our weekly online newsletter;
  • Invitations to membership meetings;
  • Access to NLGSF list servs, including our job board; and 
  • Voting rights in local and national elections. 

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