Legal Observer Training and Discussion – Saturday, February 1, 2020 at University of Baltimore Law School
Please come out for a brief legal observer training and discussion hosted by the Maryland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild! The training will be Saturday, February 1st, from 1pm-3pm at UB Law in Room 403. Pizza and soda will be provided. If you will be attending please register through the following link:
After the training, please stay for a brief discussion of people’s experiences and tips on legal observing from their time “in the field”, what you envision the role of the state NLG chapter being going forward, and how we can build long term connections with other protest support workers and organizations in Maryland.
Workshop on Defending Baltimore Black Activists and the Black Community: Responding to Police and FBI Surveillance
On Friday, December, 13, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at The Living Well, 235 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore City, Maryland. Join us at this free workshop to learn about and develop a strategy to protect the black community and black activist from continued police oppression.
Maryland Chapter NLG Meeting – November 6, 2019
The Maryland Chapter of the NLG will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6 PM at the University of Baltimore Law School, Room 803.
Maryland Chapter NLG Meeting – September 17, 2019
The Maryland Chapter of the NLG will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6 PM at the University of Baltimore Law School.
Maryland Chapter NLG Meet+Greet Dinner – August 17, 2019
Join us for a fun evening of meet+greet of current and prospective members of the NLG Maryland Chapter, law school students, professors and more. This dinner will be held at Red Emma’s (time: TBD).
Maryland NLG Meeting on July 16, 2019
The MD Chapter of the NLG will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 401 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Towson, Maryland.
Maryland NLG Meeting on May 29, 2019 at Tamber’s Restaurant
The May meeting of the Maryland NLG Chapter will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 5:30 P.M. at Tamber’s Restaurant in Charles Village, Baltimore.
NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, April 6, 2019
Join us on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9AM to 4PM for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW hosted by the DC Chapter of National Lawyers Guild.
Keynote Speaker: John C. Brittain, Acting Dean of UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, previous dean of Thurgood Marshall School of Law, previous Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy Director of Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
- Student Session: Life After Law School.
- International issues and the NLG Role: Venezuela, Cuba, Palestine.
- Worker’s Rights: Obtaining Backpay for Forloughed Federal Workers. (featuring Robert DePriest, Kalijarvi, attorney at Chuzi, Newman & Fitch P.C.)
- Voting rights (featuring speaker Barbara Arnwine, former executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1989 to 2015.)
- CLE Program: Providing Legal Representation to Protestors in Criminal Court (2 hours)
Food: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Breakfast Plenary featuring Elena Cohen (Attorney at Cohen & Green PLLC, President of National Lawyers Guild.)
Maryland Chapter NLG Next Meeting – March 20, 2019
The next Maryland chapter meeting of the National Lawyers Guild will take place on Wednesday, March 20th at 6pm in room 202 of the University of Baltimore law school, 1401 N. Charles Street. There has been a lot going on locally, at the state level, nationally, and internationally to talk about. Also, the Mid-Atlantic Guild regional conference is coming together for April 6th at the University of the District of Columbia, which we can discuss.
February 20, 2019 Meeting of NLG’s Maryland Chapter – Cancelled Due to Weather
The next meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will take place on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 pm in room 607 of the University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street.
THE BALTIMORE WOMEN’S MARCH 2019 will be held on January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM (the rally) at the City Hall / War Memorial Plaza, and Noon (the march). For more details, please see Baltimore Women’s March 2019 website.
Charm City Land Trust Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser – Dec. 12, 2018, 5 – 9 PM
A Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser will be held on Dec. 12, 2018, 5 PM – 9 PM, at Peabody Heights Brewing, 401 E. 30th Street, Baltimore City to support the Charm City Land Trusts (“CCLT”). 15% of the proceeds from Peabody Heights’ sales will go to CCLT. CCLT is seeking to raise $20,000. Please come help support the community land trust movement in Baltimore City and enjoy a locally brewed beer! If you can’t attend the fundraiser and still want to support the CCLT, you can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/charm-city-land-trusts.
Send-Off Party for Professor Colin Starger and Maryland NLG Chapter Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 6 PM to 8 PM
The Maryland Chapter of the NLG will hold a fundraiser and send-off party for Professor Colin Starger for his upcoming sabbatical in New Zealand. The party will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 6 PM – 8 PM at XS Restaurant, 1307 North Charles Street. We will have a raffle with great prizes too! Please join us for the festivities. RSVP to Curtis Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the party!!
Two Minutes to Midnight: What We Can Do to Prevent Nuclear War
This event will be held at Goucher College, Kelley Auditorium, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on November 17, 2018. This event will feature four outstanding speakers and workshops. Please join us as we strategize on how to work together to reduce the threat of nuclear war. Plenary Speakers include: Daryl G. Kimball – Executive Director, Arms Control Association; Ira Helfand, former co-president, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Vincent Intondi, Montgomery College professor and author of African Americans Against the Bomb; and Ray Acheson, Director, Reaching Critical Will/Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. This event is free, donations accepted. Pre-register now at https://secure.psr.org/page/29755/data/1.
The NLG’s Maryland Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6 P.M at the University of Baltimore Law School, Room 402. Please join us.
The NLG Maryland Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the University of Baltimore Law School, Room 402. Please join us.
The NLG’s Maryland Chapter will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6 PM at University of Baltimore Law School, Room 019. Please join us.
The NLG’s Maryland Chapter will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6 PM. Please join us.
The NLG’s Maryland Chapter will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6 PM. Please join us.
NLG Maryland Chapter is holding its May 2018 meeting on Tuesday, the 15th, at 6 PM.
NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference – Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 AM – 3:45 PM at the University of Baltimore Law School
(Pictured: Marshall “Eddie” Conway with members of the Maryland NLG at the University of Baltimore Angelos Law Center, site of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference)
Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. for the NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 N. Charles Street, hosted by the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
9:30-11:30am Advanced Legal Observer Coordinator Training (completion of intake form and pre-approval required)
10-10:15am Welcome from NLG Representatives
10:15-11:30am Workshop Session #1: Making Our Unions Great Again; The State of Affordable Housing
11:30-11:45am Pick Up Box Lunch (included in conference registration fee)
11:45-12:15pm Lunchtime Plenary Session
12:15-1:15pm Keynote Address by Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Professor of Communications and African and African American Studies; Author; Host of “Today with Dr. Kaye” on WEAA 88.9FM
1:15-2:30pm Workshop Session #2: Water Access and Affordability; How to Have Peace in Korea; Law Student Organizing
2:30-3:45pm Workshop Session #3: Challenging Police Brutality and Misconduct through the Courts; FOIA in the Age of Trump; McCarthyism for Muslims
4-6pm Bus Tour of West Baltimore in Memory of Freddie Gray. Stops include key sites from the Baltimore Uprising of April 2015: the Western District Police Station, the Tubman House, and Mondawmin Mall. Guides include Eddie Conway, Jason Downs, Larry Lomax, and Rev. C.D. Witherspoon. Cost is $10.
6pm Happy Hour at Mt. Vernon Stable and Saloon, 909 N. Charles Street
Candidate Forum on April 28, 2018 — Sponsored by NoRoFo Hamilton:
NLG Maryland Chapter’s Next Meeting — Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM
The March 7, 2018 meeting will be held at the University of Baltimore Law School, Room #403, at 6:00 PM. See you there!
NLG Mid-Atlantic Conference – Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Mid-Atlantic Conference will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the University of Baltimore Law School. We will have more information soon on registration, workshops and the keynote speaker.
Maryland Chapter’s Next Meeting — Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Please join us at the Chapter’s February 6, 2018 meeting, to be held at the University of Baltimore Law School at 6:00 PM [room # TBD]. See you there!
NLG’s Maryland Chapter Next Meeting — Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Please join us at the January 16, 2018 meeting at the University of Baltimore Law School at 5:30 PM, Room AL021. See you there!
MD Chapter NLG December 5, 2017 Conference Call at 5:30 PM
The MD NLG Chapter will hold its December “meeting” on Tuesday, the 5th, at 5:30 P.M. via conference call. The conference call dial-in information will be emailed to the Chapter members. If you have an item you’d like to add to the agenda, please email Curtis Cooper or Siobhan Miller.
Legal Observer Training – Monday, November 20, 2017 at Noon
If you are committed to protecting the right to protest and want to learn how to act as a Legal Observer, the University of Baltimore NLG chapter is holding a Legal Observer training on November 20th at Noon in Room 019 of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. For those who use Facebook, more information can be found on the event page. It is highly encouraged that people pre-register. Attendees who do not pre-register will still be required provide the basic information from the registration form about themselves prior to the training. This can be done in person just before the training.
“A New Day for Maryland’s Wage Lien Law” – Presentation and Discussion Led by Sally Dworak-Fisher of the Public Justice Center, on November 15, 2017, at 8:15 A.M.
Please join Sally Dworak-Fisher of the PJC as she presents information and holds discussion on wage lien laws including on new court rules regarding wage liens that go into effect in Jan. 2018. The event will be hosted by Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, 120 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please bring your photo ID required by building security. Reservations are requested click here.
Raising Voices Film Series: CeaseFire Edition – Sunday, November 5th
The documentary The Interrupters will be featured in honor of The Baltimore CeaseFire weekend on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Real News Network, 231 Holliday Street. Following the film there will be live Q&A discussion with CeaseFire 365 organizers. Free admission, doors open at 4PM.
JOIN THE MD CHAPTER OF THE NLG IN CELEBRATING THE 80TH BIRTHDAY OF THE NLG AND IN HONORING THE MARYLAND ATTORNEYS WHO RECONSTITUTED THE MARYLAND CHAPTER IN 1974
Please join us for this celebration on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at The Dizz Restaurant, 2nd Floor, 300 W. 30th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211. Meet old friends, hear about Guild history from those who made it, and participate in an NLG trivia contest and raffle! Please R.S.V.P. Natalie at email@example.com or by the events page accessible at http://www.facebook.com/NLGMaryland/. A $5 contribution at the door will be appreciated.
DIS-ORIENTATION – Friday, October 6, 2017:
DISORIENTATION – Presented by the Maryland NLG Chapter Will be Held on Friday, October 6, 2017
Please save this date to attend the fall semester’s Disorientation event. More details to follow!
Next Meeting of the NLG Maryland Chapter is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM
The next meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the NLG is on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM at UoB Law School. See you then.
Maryland Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM at UoB Law School, Room # 202
The Chapter’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:30 PM, at the UoB Law School, Room # 202. If you have any items to add to the Agenda, please email Curtis Cooper or Siobhan Miller. See you then!
NLG Co-Sponsors Live Stream/Forum “Peace Beyond Talks: Updates on the Philippine Situation” – August 26, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
The NLG is co-sponsoring a live stream forum with the International Coalition for Human Rights-USA on the status of talks held by the National Democratic Front and the Philippine government and the Comprehensive Agreement Reforms. This live stream forum will be held on August 26, 2017, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM, at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles Street, Balt., MD 21218.
Maryland Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM at UoB Law School
Maryland Chapter Meeting and Film Screening of Gideon’s Army – Thursday, August 17, 2017
The August meeting of the Maryland Chapter will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 5:30 PM at Real News location, 231 Holliday Street, Baltimore. Immediately thereafter, the Real News Network invites members of NLG to its film screening of Gideon’s Army. This award-winning documentary film centers on three public defenders who serve their clients with dedication and commitment. After the film, Taya Graham will host a panel of distinguished Baltimore City legal professionals on the film, legal injustice and to answer questions from the audience. Free RSVP Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2utVWOT
NLG Mobilizes Support For “Unite the Right” Counter-Protests – Saturday, August 12 in Charlottesville, VA
The NLG is coordinating legal support in anticipation of counter-protests to the white supremacist “Unite the Right Free Speech Rally” to take place tomorrow, Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, VA. Anti-racists and others are planning to demonstrate in support of local organizers holding counter-protests, employing rallying cries #DefendCville and #NoNewKKK. Contact: Andrew Mahler, Central Virginia NLG Chair, .firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15.
Film Screening of Gideon’s Army – Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 PM
The Real News Network invites members of NLG to its film screening on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 PM of Gideon’s Army. The screening will be held at 231 Holliday Street, Baltimore. This award-winning documentary film centers on three public defenders who serve their clients with dedication and commitment. After the film, Taya Graham will host a panel of distinguished Baltimore City legal professionals on the film, legal injustice and to answer questions from the audience. Free RSVP Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2utVWOT
Aneesa Khan, U of B Law School J.D. 2017, to be Honored by the NLG with C.B. King Award at the 2017 #Law4thePeople Convention
Kudos to Aneesa! To read the full article, please go to https://ublawaccolades.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/aneesa-khan-j-d-17-to-receive-national-lawyers-guild-award/
2017 #Law4thePeople Convention – August 2 – 6, 2017
The 2017 National Lawyers Guild Convention will be held August 2 – 6, 2017 at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, D.C. Join us at the Convention and in celebrating the NLG’s 80th anniversary whose mission is as critical today as it has ever been. For more information, go to nlg.org/convention.
Mapping the Right: Reflections and Resistance Interactive Webinar – July 26, at 5 PM
Join the NLG for a discussion on what brought about the USA political landscape and strategies on how to be effective and accountable moving forward. This two-hour interactive webinar will feature movement experts and organizers on the ground; to register, contact email@example.com.
2017 #Law4thePeople Convention – August 2 – 6, 2017
The NLG will celebrate its 80th Anniversary at the 2017 National Lawyers Guild Convention, Aug. 2- 6, 2017, at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, D.C. The Convention will include special guests and speakers, workshops on current issues, training and panels. Please join us at the Convention and in celebrating the NLG’s 80th anniversary whose mission is as critical today as it has been in generations before us. For more information, please go to nlg.org/convention.
NLG Maryland Chapter’s Q3 Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Please join us for the NLG MD Chapter’s Q3 Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 6 PM – 8 PM. This event will be at the Helmand Kabobi Cafe at 855 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. Come and meet old and new members, learn about the NLG’s Maryland Chapter, enjoy some delicious kabobs, and we’ll have a raffle with some great prizes! Hope to see you there!
Every year, the Chapter organizes events focused on People’s lawyering and supporting People’s movements. Below find a sample of events from the past few years.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference – April 2015
This conference was held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Check out conference videos at the following links:
(1) Welcome; (2) Actions for Immigrants with Avideh Moussavian, Esq., and Desiree Welborn Wayne, Esq.; (3) Black Lives Matter in Baltimore with Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, J. Wyndal Gordon, Esq., and Tawanda Jones; (4) Poor People’s Right to Counsel and Pretrial Liberty with Prof. Doug Colbert; (5) Keynote Address “Building on the Guild’s Past and Looking to the Future”by Traci Yoder; (6) Civil Right to Counsel with Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, Catherine C. Carr, Esq., and Andrew A. Scherer, Esq.; (7) Fighting for Sick Leave with Sally Dworak-Fisher, Esq., Luis Larin, and Emmanuel McCray; (8) Unger Post-Conviction Panel with Jeff Johnson, Booth Ripke, Esq., Elizabeth Smith, LCSW, James Featherstone, and Kareem Hasan; (9) Legal Observer Training with Prof. Colin Starger and Michele Grant, Esq.; (10) Links Between Ferguson and Philadelphia with Mary Catherine Roper, Esq.; and (11) Closing Plenary on Mass Water Shut-Offs in Baltimore.
Celebrating Eddie Conway’s Release – October 2014
50 Year Anniversary of Poor People’s March – 2013