2018 NLG Regional Conferences

Every spring, the NLG organizes regional conferences to bring together attorneys, law students, legal workers, allies and activists across the country. Featuring panels, trainings, workshops, and social events on topics of interest to the progressive and radical legal community, regional conferences also provide the opportunity to build community and strategize for the struggles ahead. NLG regional conferences are open to all, so non-NLG members are welcome (although you’ll probably be convinced to join by the end)!

Spring 2019 NLG Regional Conferences TBA!

Previous regionals:

Mid-Atlantic / April 14 /University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center

REGISTER NOW! www.eventbrite.com/o/the-maryland-chapter-of-the-national-lawyers-guild-16904101165

See Flyer [PDF] / Facebook Event / Detailed Agenda

1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21201

Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM. for the NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karsonya (“Kaye”) Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor, African & African American Studies, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland – author of RaceBrave (2016) and other books – host of daily public radio program, Today with Dr. Kaye

Conference Workshops: advanced legal observer training, inner city housing issues, home evictions for unpaid water bills in Baltimore City, pre-emptive policing of Muslim groups in D.C., law student disorientation, the N. Korean threat, Freedom of Information Act in the Trump era, and more

Food:  continental breakfast and buffet luncheon included in Conference fee

Post-Conference Freddie Gray/West Baltimore Uprising Bus Tour: a bus tour of significant locations of the West Baltimore Uprising and the trail of Freddie Gray’s “rough ride” in police custody that led to his death.  (Separate registration and fee required.)  Tour led by residents of the West Baltimore community and Marshall “Eddie” Conway, social activist, former Black Panthers leader, and former political prisoner who served 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit

Southern Regional: Atlanta, GA / March 23-25 / Georgia State University School of Law

REGISTER NOW via the Facebook Event page or Eventbrite! Early Bird rates have been extended until MLK Jan 15th!

Tentative Agenda [PDF] – Subject to change
FRIDAY, 3/23
1. CLE course Representing Protestors Around the South*
*live broadcast or recording
2. Social Justice Evening Gathering (family friendly)
Light breakfast/coffee, and lunch included for all Saturday day events. We will have two different volunteer activities to chose from both will be offsite in Clarkston about 20 mins away from Atlanta.

1. Volunteer Activity*: 
Help out at the Family Preparedness Clinic – Helping refugee/immigration families potentially facing deportation fill out legal papers like Power of Attorney, assigning guardianship etc. . The number of ICE arrests has increased by 75% since last year.
Some articles on it here and here.
* Attorneys needed
2. Volunteer Activity: Naturalization Clinic for high school students and their families at Clarkston HS. Help refugees and other immigrants became US Citizens. Being a citizen is the only way to protect your family from deportation.
3. Legal Observing: Train the Trainer
4. Social Justice Evening Gathering (family friendly)
SUNDAY, 3/25
1. Organizing in the South Brunch
2. Civil Rights Walking Tour of Atlanta
If you need a local homestay please register here: http://bit.ly/nlgsouthhousingrequest

Texoma / September 14 / Abel’s on the Lake – Austin, TX

Noon-6:30 PM – FREE / 4.5 hours of CLE credit with 1.5 ethics

  • Immigration panel featuring attorneys working to end family separation
  • NLG attorney Pam Starsia on her anti-racist work after Charlottesville
  • Mass defense panel featuring attorneys and activists involved with movement demonstration

Featured image photo credit: Curtis McGuire
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