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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.

Camilo Pérez Bustillo

Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that we have a new executive director for the SF Bay Area Chapter of the NLG:  Camilo Perez Bustillo!  

Camilo is a long time NLG member, an international human rights lawyer and co-chair of the NLG Task Force of the Americas. He has been actively engaged in immigration justice, especially at the border and founding member of several border watch organizations.

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Tina Szpicek

Legal Fellow

Tina Szpicek (she/they) graduated from NYU Law in May of 2023. During her time there, Tina co-founded the NYU Parole Advocacy Project which has assisted over 50 individuals in NYS prison in preparing for parole hearings. They were also a member of the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic and the Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic. During her summers, she worked at MacArthur Justice Center's New Orleans Office on civil suits and criminal appeals and represented individuals in Clean Slate court through East Bay Community Law Center. She was also an active member of NYU's Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) and Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP) student groups.

Prior to attending law school, Tina worked for 2 years as a paralegal for an indigent defense firm in New York supporting attorneys with SORA appeals and resentencing applications under the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. She is a staunch abolitionist and anti-imperialist, which informs her approach to legal practice. In their spare time, Tina enjoys playing soccer, getting to know the plants of the Bay Area, and reading poetry.