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Are you a law student? Do you want to learn more about progressive lawyering and legal advocacy? Do you want a frank discussion on the fundamental flaws of our current legal and political systems? If you answer yes to these questions, join us at Disorientation 2022! More details and the agenda are below!

DisOrientation 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

9:00AM – 9:20AM Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping

Chris Chavis, Executive Director, NLG-Los Angeles
Sophia Wrench, Co-President, NLG-Los Angeles Board of Directors

9:25AM – 10:40AM Critical Re-Reading of Law School Cases

Julia Vasquez, Clinical Professor of Law, Southwestern Law
Maeve Glass, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law
Chris Chavis, Executive Director, NLG-Los Angeles
Facilitated by Ella Henry, USC Law ‘24

10:45AM – 12:00PM Humanizing the Disability & Unhoused Community

Aisha Novasky, Supervising Attorney, Civil Rights Practice Group, Disability
Rights California & Lecturer at UCLA Law
Cathy Sweetser, Director, Human Rights Litigation Clinic, UCLA Law
Facilitated by Shara Darden, Southwestern Law ‘24

12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH BREAK

1:00PM – 2:30PM Presentations on Financial Empowerment

Student Loans: Sparky Abraham, Debtors Rights Attorney, Jubilee Legal

Public Benefits: Stacey Loomis, Attorney, Community Legal Aid SoCal

Salaries in Public Interest Careers: Joelle Eliza Lingat, Detention and
Deportation Defense Attorney & NLG-National Treasurer

Facilitated by Erika Cervantes, Staff Attorney, MALDEF

2:45PM – 4:15PM Movements, Organizing, and Building Collective Power
Jane Kim, State Director, California Working Families Party
Jordan Palmer, Attorney, UNITE Here & Legal Department, Strippers United
Matthew Pillischer, Logistics Coordinator, Poor People’s Army
Cristina Pineda, Deputy Public Defender, LA County Public Defender
Facilitated by Carie Martin, Southwestern Law ‘24

4:15PM – 4:30PM How to Get Involved with the National Lawyers Guild
Ameena Qazi, Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Law Center
In Conversation with Erika Cervantes, Staff Attorney, MALDEF

6:00PM – 10:00PM In-Person Social

Verdugo Bar – 3408 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065