National Lawyers Guild - UDC John C. Brittain Chapter

National Lawyers Guild - UDC John C. Brittain Chapter The National Lawyers Guild aims to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding & extending the rights of vulnerable populations.

The National Lawyers Guild aims to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding & extending the rights of vulnerable populations

10/28/2020
Black Public Defender Association
02/21/2020

Black Public Defender Association

Are you a Black law student interested in becoming a public defender?

BPDA is looking for two Black law students who have secured an unpaid summer internship at a public defender office and have demonstrated financial need to serve as our inaugural BPDA Law Fellows.

Each Fellow will receive a $5,000 summer stipend and be paired with an experienced public defender member of BPDA who will serve as their mentor.

All applicants will need to 1) submit an online application; 2) submit a 1-2 page resume; 2) submit official offer letter from a public defender office verifying at least eight weeks of unpaid employment; and 3) submit unofficial transcript by March 20, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

Apply here: http://ow.ly/G9PM50yrMr6

Repost from Heather PinckneyJudge Bugg is currently looking for an organized and efficient legal clerk to join his offic...
05/09/2019
Fairfax County has elevated an African American to judge for first time in nearly a quarter-century

Repost from Heather Pinckney

Judge Bugg is currently looking for an organized and efficient legal clerk to join his office.
The clerk will be required to research legal issues and prepare memorandums summarizing relevant facts and law.
Graduating 3L students are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should:
MAIL cover letter, resume, transcript & writing sample to:
Honorable Dontae Bugg
Fairfax County courthouse, Circuit Court
4110 Chain bridge road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Dontaé L. Bugg, 38, said he sees the judgeship as a “great way to be of service.”

GWAC
11/05/2018

GWAC

Are you a current law student interested in completing a judicial internship? Are you curious about judicial internships and want to learn more?

Join us for our Judicial Intern Information Session on
Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm.
The session will be held at GW Law School in Lerner Hall room 201

Register Here:
https://bit.ly/2qu83ZL

Black Public Defender Association Launch!
09/24/2018
Black Public Defender Association Launch!

Black Public Defender Association Launch!

We are thrilled to announce the formation of the Black Public Defender Association (“BPDA”). BPDA is a new and diverse section of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). Our first event will be held at the NLADA Annual Conference on Nov. 1-2, 2018 in Houston, TX. At the conferen...

06/07/2018
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

On June 7th, we will release the WE KNOW OUR RIGHTS multimedia toolkit for people dealing with law enforcement. Our goal is that this series of short videos will help equip populations with practical information to protect themselves and their neighbors from unlawful arrests through tools that spark conversation, education and engagement online and in communities across the United States.

Check out the trailer and click the link below to join the movement to spread the word!!

https://goo.gl/forms/paAhtaba0uXZrxjS2

You're not in this alone and your voice matters!,Join us tomorrow and see how so many others are taking a stand in the e...
04/23/2018

You're not in this alone and your voice matters!,Join us tomorrow and see how so many others are taking a stand in the era of "45"! Refreshments will be served! See you there!

Returning Citizens Film Screening and Discussion- Wed 2/21 @6p.BLSA in collaboration with the National Conference of Bla...
02/20/2018

Returning Citizens Film Screening and Discussion- Wed 2/21 @6p.

BLSA in collaboration with the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Advocates for Prisoner's Rights and Law Students for Innocence will host a screening of the documentary, Returning Citizens on Wed. Feb. 21st at 6p. The film focuses on several formerly incarcerated D.C. residents, their journeys, and thriving careers today. Refreshments will be served.

National Lawyers Guild
10/17/2017
National Lawyers Guild

National Lawyers Guild

"Maggie Ellinger-Locke of the National Lawyers Guild argued [Thursday] in front the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals that the county ordinance is unconstitutional, violating the rights to free speech and due process.

'It's critical that we enshrine the right to protest,' Ellinger-Locke told the three-judge panel of the state appellate court.

Hundreds of protesters have been charged under the ordinance. Yet it's written so broadly, the attorney says, that police could arrest people just for angering police. She gives the hypothetical example of lawyers calling out legal advice to someone being taken into custody. As soon as officers decide official duties are being interfered with, they can make an arrest."

Join us tomorrow from 12-2 in the Moot Court Room. Pizza provided!
09/07/2017

Join us tomorrow from 12-2 in the Moot Court Room. Pizza provided!

Kick Killer Cops Out of Our Community! Tell MPD To Fire The Gun Recovery Unit!
08/16/2017
Kick Killer Cops Out of Our Community! Tell MPD To Fire The Gun Recovery Unit!

Kick Killer Cops Out of Our Community! Tell MPD To Fire The Gun Recovery Unit!

On August 9, 2017, Law for Black Lives–DC members viewed a publicly-posted photograph of seventeen members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), including Officer Michael Vaillancourt inside of what appears to be an MPD stationhouse in police-issued uniforms and tactical g...

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the police officer who murdered Philando Castille, an African-American man, and legal gun-owne...
06/20/2017
Democracy Now! Show for June 19, 2017

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the police officer who murdered Philando Castille, an African-American man, and legal gun-owner was acquitted on all charges. Once again in America, the justice system has proved to be an injustice system, once again you can legally kill black people in cold blood and walk free. We must fight back! We must raise our voices, move our feet, and demand what we are entitled to, JUSTICE NOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7poo7Fcsuw&t=10s

A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González. "Philando Can Be Any of Us": Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing; Civil Rights Lawyer: Philando Castile's Skin Color Ended Up Being a Death Sentence; Advisers Resign En Masse from Trump's HIV...

Annual NLG awards banquet
05/14/2017

Annual NLG awards banquet

04/28/2017

NLG - UDC John C. Brittain Chapter 2017-2018 Exec board

President: Makeda Crane
Vice President: Denisha Jones
2 L Rep: Jacquelynn Mays Espinoza
SBA Rep: Monique Koch
Evening Student Rep: Kendrick D. Holley
Member-at-large: Tracey G. Jackson

04/27/2017

Other Candidates

President: Charles Moreland

Vice President: Charles Moreland

2L Rep: Monique Koch, Jacquelynn Mays Espinoza, and Charles Moreland

SBA Rep: Monique Koch

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Denisha Jones(Running for ...
04/27/2017

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for the 2017-2018 Academic Year



Denisha Jones

(Running for Vice President)

Denisha Jones is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University in 2013.Dr. Jones began as a kindergarten teacher and then a preschool director before spending the last 12 years in teacher education. Six years ago Dr. Jones became active in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of public education, organizing and speaking at numerous rallies, marches, and conferences. Determined to be a more effective advocate, she began law school as a part-time student in 2014 at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and expects to graduate in May 2018. She is a board member and administrator for the Badass Teachers Association, Inc., United Opt Out National; and she is on the advisory board of Defending the Early Years. Her research interests include developing critical consciousness in pre-service teachers, organizing activist research projects that challenge the privatization of public education, and leveraging the intersection of public policy, social movement lawyering, and critical social justice education to dismantle the neoliberal assault on public education.

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for the 2017-2018 Academic YearMakeda Crane(Running for Pr...
04/27/2017

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Makeda Crane

(Running for President and Vice President)

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where I witnessed and experienced the effects of various social, political and economic injustices which only served to embolden me to take action to defend those who had been silenced and marginalized in my community. My parents, who were educators and community activists, instilled in me a strong sense of identity and pride in my roots and a love for the principles of justice and freedom. I’m clear this “education” shielded me from the many messages that I received that threatened to limit my possibilities and view of myself as a young black woman. I began my journey as an advocate starting in high school where I initiated a student petition to challenge the school administration’s decision to ban the wearing of “protest” t-shirts. At my undergraduate institution, I organized one of the largest rallies against police brutality in honor of Amadou Diallo, the African student who had been shot 41 times by New York City police. Upon graduation, I worked in East Baltimore as an Employment Advocate and Youth Rehabilitation Therapist at Patterson High School with traumatized youth to address their education, career development, and mental health needs. I also wrote on social justice issues for the Opinion pages at the Baltimore Sun. While at the Sun I traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo as an independent investigative journalist to report on the root causes of the resource war that had claimed the lives of over six million Congolese people. Upon returning from the Congo I spoke to a variety of audiences throughout the US and Canada, advocating for political solutions to ending the conflict in Eastern Congo. Additionally, I was the co-founder of a DC-based advocacy and direct-action organization focused on criminal justice reform and was an instrumental organizer in ensuring the passage of the DC’s Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Ma*****na Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013. This school year, I served as a volunteer Student Attorney and provided voluntary legal services for families seeking asylum at Karnes Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas.
As President of the National Lawyers Guild, I intend to continue the legacy of “valuing human rights over property interests, in service of the people.” We find ourselves at another critical juncture in the history of this country where we must stand firm and speak truth to power and take concerted action against the forces of oppression and repression. As one of my heroes, Frantz Fanon stated, “each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it…” Join me in ensuring that the Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild at this HBCU, we know as the University District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, stays true to its social justice mission and legacy of unapologetic activism.

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for 2017-2018 Academic YearDr. Tracey G. Jackson (Running ...
04/27/2017

National Lawyers Guild-UDC John C. Brittain Chapter Elections for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Dr. Tracey G. Jackson

(Running for President and Vice President)

Although I am at a conference in North Carolina, I thank you for providing me the opportunity to advocate continuing my leadership role in the NLG at UDC. This year I worked closely with the president and served as the vice president for the chapter. As a 1L, I was also a member of the e-board as well. The principles of NLG provide a framework for activism and progressive movement lawyering. I would like to continue and enhance the chapter’s presence at the school and in the community. This year NLG presented and collaborate with other organizations to present progressive, movement lawyering, and organizing programs.

So, some of you may be asking why I am choosing to seek a leadership position in NLG if I am also running for SBA president. I will not know the outcome of the election before the results of the SBA election is known. I have held several leadership positions this year and was able to perform. I want to ensure NLG thrives at UDC. This year, NLG started programs that I would like to see continued. I am asking for your support in making that happen.

I am a candidate for office who has been an active member in NLG since my 1L year. I have been on the e-board for the past two years. I have attended a national and regional conference for NLG and serve on the national executive committee. I am open to any questions you may have and you can email questions to me at [email protected].

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National Lawyers Guild - UDC John C. Brittain Chapter
04/25/2017

National Lawyers Guild - UDC John C. Brittain Chapter

Be the bird that gets the worm! Early bird registration for the 2017 #Law4thePeople Convention is NOW OPEN!

Join us in Washington D.C., August 2-6, 2017 as we celebrate 80 years of the NLG with dozens of panels, workshops, CLEs, and social events focused on movement law. Register now at early bird rates, available now through June 30. Current NLG members receive 20% off! Current UDC Law students and 2017 graduates will receive complimentary convention registration.

https://www.nlg.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=13

We're thrilled to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker will be economist, author, and Indigenous and environmental rights activist, Winona LaDuke (left). The Law for the People Award will go to the Water Protector Legal Collective for their legal support work at Standing Rock.

Please check the NLG website for TUPOCC travel stipend applications, meeting space request and volunteer forms.
Be sure to visit nlg.org/convention for all #Law4thePeople related news. A tentative schedule, programming, and awardees will be announced soon!

At the UDC National Lawyers Guild First Annual Awards Dinner! Lots of radical-lawyer love!!!
04/24/2017

At the UDC National Lawyers Guild First Annual Awards Dinner! Lots of radical-lawyer love!!!

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Hello! Hope te school year is going well. There are 2 immigration law/policy events coming up that you may be interested in. Here's the first. I think they're still looking for volunteers.