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Progressive Lawyering Day: "Revolutionary Lawyering in Reactionary Times"
Date Saturday October 08
Time 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
UC Hastings College of Law
198 McAllister Street
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorTeague Brisco
*Revolutionary Lawyering in Reactionary Times*

Come to Hastings this Saturday for the National Lawyer's Guild's 37th annual Progressive Lawyering Day! Radical law students from seven Bay Area law schools have planned this symposium for other law students, lawyers, and the community. This day-long symposium offers resources, inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and art to fuel the struggle for justice.

Local civil rights lawyer John Burris, recently named among the top 100 most influential lawyers in 2005 by the Daily Journal, will give the keynote address. Burris represented Rodney King as well as the 119 plaintiffs who sued the Oakland Riders, winning reforms in how the Oakland Police deal with officers who violate citizen's civil rights.

Panels and workshops include:
* Soldiers in Revolt: How Law Students Can Support GI Resisters;
* Day Laborer Struggles;
* Practicing Public Interest Law and Paying Your Debt;
* International Human Rights;
* Environmental Justice;
* Homelessness and Civil Rights in the Tenderloin;
* Critical Race Theory;
* International Human Rights;
* Queer Immigrant / Asylum Rights; and
* Community Based Lawyering: Moving from “Expert” to Resource.

The symposium will close with a reception featuring performances by the amazing spoken word and musical artists MC Tru Bloo and Erica Ballinger, as well as food and drinks.

PLD is an excellent way to meet and make community with other radical law students and lawyers from around the Bay Area. A full schedule is included below, and panelists bios are attached.

Join us! We need your voice, your knowledge, and your passion.

Progressive Lawyering Day
Saturday, October 8
UC Hastings
198 McAllister Street, SF
8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

8:30 - 9:30
Registration & breakfast

9:30 - 10
Opening ceremony

10:00 - 11:15
1st panels & workshops
1) Practicing Public Interest Law and Paying Your Debt
2) Homelessness and Civil Rights in the Tenderloin
3) Day Laborer Struggles

11:30 - 12:45
2nd panels & workshops
1) Environmental Justice
2) Critical Race Theory
3) Soldiers in Revolt: How Law Students Can Support GI Resisters

12:45 ­ 1:45
Free, vegetarian lunch, curtesy of Food Not Bombs

2:00 ­ 2:45
Keynote Speaker John Burris

2:45 ­ 4:00
3d panels & workshops
1) International Human Rights
2) Community Based Lawyering: Moving from "Expert" to Resource
3) Queer Immigrant/Asylum Rights

4:00 ­ 5:30
Tru Bloo & Erica Ballinger

Classroom A: panels/workshops
Classroom B: reception/keynote
Classroom D: panels/workshops
Classroom F: panels/workshops
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 4th, 2005 4:03 PM

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