NLG-SFBA | About Us


As the legal arm of the progressive movement, the National Lawyers Guild SF-Bay Area is dedicated to bringing on staff with organizing skills and movement relationships to best support our member engagement with the emerging needs of the movement.

Lina S.

Demonstrations and Santa Rita Jail Hotline Coordinator
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Lina came to the National Lawyers Guild through her involvement in an autonomous, volunteer-run support effort at Santa Rita Jail which continues to provide free food, phone calls, housing resources, and transportation to BART. When in 2019 prisoners in Santa Rita Jail organized a work and hunger strike, the National Lawyers Guild supported the creation of a Hotline for the jail, now coordinated by Lina and a team of volunteers. Prior to joining the Guild, Lina was a baker, musician, and legal visitor with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

E. C.

Program Coordinator - Programs & Committees Coordinator

E is a Texas transplant who has called Oakland her home for over a decade. E came to the NLG through community with many fellow activists involved. E brings to the NLG her experience interning at Freedom Archives to document the work of both resistance and the history and ongoing struggles against repression. E also brings her activism as a tenant organizer and skills as a community-based bike mechanic. E enjoys her paperback collection, obscure music and walking her dog.