Guild News & Events

In October, the Massachusetts Chapter held very exiting events.  Scroll down to read Guild news and upcoming events!

On the panel we welcomed Yana Garcia, a 3rd year law student; Mark Weisbrot, co-writer of "South of the Border;" and Gregory Wilpert, consultant on the movie.

On October 1, we collaborated with the Brattle Theater in Cambridge and premiered – to the sold out house! – Oliver Stone’s documentary “South of the Border,” with an NLG panel discussion moderated by Iris Gomez.

Lawyers and law students mixed, mingled, ate, drank, and chatted at the NLG Student & Mentorship Party.

On October 6, we welcomed NLG Mentorship Program members and law students at a cocktail party, held at Revolution Rock Bar.

What a great Event!

The October 13th “NLG Presents…” hosted NANCY KOHN, who talked about the Cuban Five case, the latest legal developments, and what could be done to bring justice for the five Cubans jailed in American prisons. The presentation was followed by a Happy Hour with great conversation and camaraderie. Here are some pictures from the event (see more pictures on Facebook and Flickr).

NLG Presents... speaker, Nancy Kohn on the Cuban 5. (Photo by Sara DeConde)

Attendees at the October NLG Presents... event. (Photo by Urszula Masny-Latos)

“Know Your Rights” Training
The Mass Chapter and the ACLU will hold a “Know Your Rights” training for local activists to let them know what to do when FBI or other law enforcement agents “visit” our homes. The training will be on Wednesday, November 3, 6:00-8:00 pm at Community Church, 565 Boylston St., Boston. Spread the word.

FBI – Then and Now
You are invited to an event sponsored by the National Police Accountability Project of NLG, NLG Massachusetts Chapter, and the ACLU of Massachusetts on “The FBI and the Murder of a Black Panther” with Michael Avery (NLG member), King Downing (NPAP), Jeff Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton, and Geraldine Hines, (Superior Court Judge). The event will be on Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Northeastern School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall, Boston.

NLG Holiday Party
Please come to the NLG Holiday Party: Friday, December 3, 5:30pm. Stern Shapiro Weissberg & Garin (90 Canal St.)

STREET LAW CLINIC REPORT
The following Guild members conducted trainings for law students and/or clinics for members of Boston area community organizations and agencies:
October 6: Stop & Search training at New England School of Law, by Carl Williams.
October 8: Legal Observer training for the One Nation Rally volunteers, by Jeff Feuer.
October 13: Tenants’ Rights training at Northeastern University School of Law, by Melinda Drew.
October 18: Workers’ Rights training at Boston University School of Law, by Mark Stern.
October 19: Stop & Search clinic at Cambridge Cares About Aids, by students Matthew Schultz & Daniel Werner, and lawyers Hayne Barnwell & Ben Falkner.
October 20: Stop & Search clinic at Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, by students Lauren Russell & Jonathan Westover, and lawyer Jeff Varszegi.
October 21: Tenants’ Rights clinic at Kennedy Center in Charlestown, by student Rachel Smith and lawyer Neil Berman.

NLG Presents…
“Stopping the War in Afghanistan and Protecting Dissent at Home” with Cole Harrison and Sarah Fuhro.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Kennedy’s Midtown
44 Province St., 2nd Fl., Boston
(next to Suffolk Law School, off Bromfield St.)

Cole Harrison, convenor of the Afghanistan Task Force of United for Justice with Peace, and Sarah Fuhro, of Military Families Speak Out, will take stock of the war in Afghanistan, now entering its 10th year, and the state of the anti-war movement.

Cole Harrison will discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the anti-war movement in this country, where a majority of Americans want to end the war. Sarah Furho, whose son has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will talk about the powerful movement by military families to end the war.

NLG Happy Hour
The Massachusetts Chapter’s NLG Presents.. is followed by NLG Happy Hour!  It takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:30 – 8:00pm, at Kennedy’s Midtown Pub (44 Province St., 2nd Fl., Boston, close to Suffolk Law School). Please join us!

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