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How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic Engagement Conference

  • 06 Jan 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove Street San Francisco, CA

Join thought leaders and civil rights groups in a strategic engagement conference to enlist lawyers/legal professionals in actionable projects to help communities targeted for adverse policy and backlash by the incoming administration. Lunch and CLE credit provided.  Featured speakers include Tom Saenz of MALDEF, Charles Blow of the NYTimes, Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates, Kris Hayashi of Transgender Law Center, Angela Chan of Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Fatima Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League, Noreen Farrell of Equal Rights Advocates, Minda Berbeco of Sierra Club, and a slew of others.  The Rev. William Barber (NC NAACP President) will give the closing address. Dolores Garay of California Rural Legal Assistance will be the mistress of ceremonies.  Registration link and description is attached below. (Feel free to share across your circles.)

Please sign up today!!  Details of the event are as follows:

How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic Engagement Conference for Lawyers, Legal Professional, Community Leaders, and Non-Profit Organizations to Support Anticipated Needs Arising in Diverse, Under-Represented Communities Affected by Policy Changes in the Coming Year

Join 1,000+ lawyers and legal professionals for this cutting edge conference addressing urgent matters of importance, including rising hate crimes and anti-Semitism; governmental targeting of the Muslim community; deportations and dreamers; the targeting of transgender people and religious exemptions to LGBT civil rights protections; reproductive freedom and saving Roe v. Wade; changes to the Affordable Care Act and health access and impacts on people with disabilities and at-risk populations; criminalization of communities of color; combatting domestic and sexual violence; environmental protections under siege; voting rights and access; economic justice and workers' rights; and challenges to civil liberties and the civil justice system.


Participating Organizations (as of 1.3.17)
American Civil Liberties Union, Anti-Defamation League, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, The Bar Association of San Francisco Justice & Diversity Center, Bay Area Legal Aid, California Rural Legal Assistance, Center for Biological Diversity, Centro Legal de la Raza, Chicana Latina Foundation, Color of Change, Community Benefits Law Center, Constitutional Accountability Center, Cool Effect, Disability Rights California, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, East Bay Community Law Center, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Equal Justice Society, Equal Rights Advocates, Family Violence Appellate Project, Family Violence Law Center, Housing Economic Rights Advocates, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Impact Fund, Insight Prison Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lawyers for Good Government, Legal Aid at Work (formerly Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center), Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Legal Services Funders Network, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Muslim Advocates, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Housing Law Project, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Women's Law Center, OneJustice, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Planned Parenthood Northern California, Public Advocates, Sierra Club, Sikh Coalition, Slate (Dahlia Lithwick), Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (UC Berkeley School of Law), Transgender Law Center and Wall of Us.

American Constitution Society, Arnold & Porter, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, The Bar Association of San Francisco, California Employment Lawyers Association, California Minority Counsel Program, Charles Houston Bar Association, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association,Farella Braun + Martel, Keker Van Nest & Peters, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, O'Melveny & Myers, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers, and San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Note: A small percentage of each registration will be used to defer the overhead associated with processing charged registrations. Proceeds from this event will be distributed among the supporting nonprofits so please select the appropriate registration rate below. All Student/Nonprofit/Government registrations will be reviewed by BASF staff. Registrations that appear not to be eligible for the discounted rate will be delayed and BASF will contact you to verify eligibility


Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA


MCLE Registration: 8:00 - 8:45 am
Programming: 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm


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