Staying True to Your Roots


Join your colleagues and friends for the National Lawyers Guild’s 7th Annual Staying True to Your Roots program, a day of inspiring and useful continuing legal education taught by leading advocates in the fields of social justice lawyering and legal work. Register by January 10 for up to 20% off standard rates of $175 for the day/$35 per hour for members of the NLG and co-sponsoring organizations, or $285 for the day/$55 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. *No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register Here!


The Guild’s annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE day will be held in San Francisco on January 25, 2019 at the Practising Law Institute, 685 Market St # 100, San Francisco. Confirmed panels/speakers include:

Mindfulness Training for Progressive Lawyers | Presented by Demarris Evans This panel will provide 45 minutes of general CLE credit.

How Addiction Affects the Brain | Presented by Alex Stalcup This panel will provide one hour of CLE credit for prevention, detection and treatment of substance abuse or mental illness.

Plenary: The State of Progressive Movements in the Trump Era | Jay Kim, the Executive Director of the SF NLG chapter will moderate a panel featuring Cat Brooks (Anti-Police Terror Project), Nakia Woods (Black Alliance for Just Immigration), a speaker from Equal Rights Advocates, Jason Rabinowitz (Teamsters Local 2010), a speaker from TGI Justice Project, and Vasudha Talla (ACLU of Northern California), discussing the present and future of progressive movements in today’s political reality.

California’s New Ethics Rules | Presented by Richard Zitrin and Hina Shah This panel will provide two hours of CLE credit for ethics. Speakers will present on major relevant changes in the new ethics rules and engage in a participatory discussion of factual scenarios applying the new rules.

Happy hour | Location to be announced.

***This event is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial
Lawyers Association (ACCTLA), the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northern
California Chapter (AILA), the Minority Bar Coalition, the National Immigration Project (NIP), the
Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA),
Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association


Practising Law Institute

685 Market St # 100, San Francisco