The National Lawyers Guild’s 8th annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE day will be held in San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Practising Law Institute, 685 Market Street #100, San Francisco.
The program costs $180 for the day/$40 per hour for members of NLGSF and co-sponsoring organizations, or $290 for the day/$60 per hour for non-members. On-site lunch is $15. Law students can attend for free but will be asked to pay for their lunches. Early bird prices are available now until January 9, 2020 register here!
8:30am | Registration
9:00 – 9:45am | Mindfulness and Meditation Training
Presented by Demarris Evans and Hansa R. Patel.
This panel will provide 45 minutes of general CLE credit.
9:50 – 11:50am | Race, Gender, and Class: Crossover Issues in Employment, Immigration, and Criminal Defense Law
This interactive panel integrates helpful immigrant protection, and anti-discrimination laws into a facilitated discussion of scenarios involving representation or potential representation of groups of workers (including immigrant workers), retaliation against workers, including accusations with potential criminal consequences. This panel features Adriana Melgoza (Watsonville Law Center), Blanca Banuelos (California Rural Legal Assistance), Holly Cooper (UC Davis Immigration Clinic), Rocio Avila (National Domestic Workers Alliance).
This panel provides CLE credits for 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of elimination of bias.
11:50am – 12:20pm | Lunch
12:20 – 1:50pm | Expanding Voting Rights in 2020 and Beyond
Come see panelists from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Fair Vote, Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus (AAAJ-ALC), and the Law Offices of Norton Tooby discuss voting rights topics pertinent to the 2020 election. These include such issues as ensuring election day vote integrity to reforming how we vote and ensuring that progressive voting power is not diluted.
This panel will provide 1hour and 30 minutes of general CLE credit.
1:55 – 3:25pm | Advocating for Unhoused People in the East Bay
Panelists from the East Bay Community Law Center, Siegel, Yee, Brunner & Mehta, “Where do we go?” Berkeley, the East Oakland Collective, and the Village, as well as the Meikeljohn Civil Liberties Institute, will discuss legal and non-legal strategies for protecting the rights of our unhoused neighbors in the East Bay and beyond. Come hear about victories, lessons, and what future advocacy looks like.
This panel will provide 1 hour and 30 minutes of general CLE credit.