National Lawyers Guild Convention 2011

Starting Date: 10-12-2011
Ending Date: 10-16-2011

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States
74th Law for the People Convention: October 12-16, 2011
Important Information

Convention Dates: October 12-16, 2011

Convention Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 561-7500
NLG Group Rate: $127/night

Please use the code “NLG” when making your reservation to get the discounted rate. For directions and transportation information, visit:

Ground transportation from Philadelphia Airport:

Convention Coordinator: Hiedi Simon

To download the complete brochure, click here. Otherwise, visit our other pages for more information about awards and the dinner journal, workshops and major panels, CLEs, this year’s keynote speaker, elections and resolutions, and registration. And check back soon for more announcements! Food and drink suggestions from the Philadelphia Chapter can be found here.
Application Forms and Upcoming Deadlines:

Travel Stipends for Legal Activists of Color: The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) and the National Executive Committee of the NLG will again be offering travel stipends for law students of color, recent graduates of color, and legal workers of color to attend the annual NLG Law for the People Convention in Philadelphia. This year’s application is available online at The deadline for submitting applications is 8 PM EST on Friday, September 16, 2011. Applicants will receive a decision by September 19, 2011. Eligibility is limited to legal workers, law students, and recent law graduates who self-identify as people of color. Women, LGBTQIA comrades, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be sure to read the instructions on the application completely. Documentation of transportation costs is required.

Volunteering: If you are willing to volunteer for a three-hour shift at the registration table during the convention, you may be eligible for free registration. If you want to be a volunteer and help out the tireless NO staff, download the volunteer form and return it to Hiedi Simon ASAP. The number of volunteers we can take is limited, and volunteer forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the discount will only be granted if you show up and check in for your shift.

Listing Your Meeting the Agenda: If you are hosting ANY event at the convention (meeting, workshop, panel, or other social event), you must fill out this form in order to have it included in the official Annotated Agenda. All workshop and panel organizers are required to fill out this form. Be sure to return the form as soon as possible but NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1 to Hiedi Simon in order to have your event listed in the official agenda.

Alternate Housing: Send requests to Traci Yoder or Andrew Kelser by September 15 at Please include any allergy or accessibility needs.

Child Care: Requests for child care should be sent with dates and time to Katrina Young at no later than September 15.
Geographical Scope: National

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