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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.

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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;
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  • Access to NLGSF list servs, including our job board; and 
  • Voting rights in local and national elections. 

The Companies Profiting from Gaza Genocide

The companies listed here have provided Israel with weapons and other military equipment used in its attacks on Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria since October 2023.

*Companies marked with (*) are included in our divestment list. The list below is not intended to be used as either a divestment list or a boycott list, as it includes many privately-owned companies as well as companies with a very minor or one-time involvement

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