Progressive Lawyering Day to Feature Attorney Who Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case

San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Therese Stewart, who successfully argued before the California Supreme Court for the legalization of same-sex marriage, will give the keynote address.

"Therese Stewart was chosen because she played an important role in winning the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California, and because she is someone who stepped out of private practice to donate her talents to the civil service without giving up any of her tenacity," said Andrew Younkins 3L.

The symposium will also feature panels and workshops on immigrants' rights, juvenile justice, sex worker rights, and violence against women.

The event is sponsored by USF, the Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and the Bay Area Law Foundation. It is free and open to the public. Continuing legal education credit will be offered for a suggested donation of $20 to $60, which will support student travel stipends for the national NLG convention.

Progressive Lawyering Day Schedule

10 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
International Women's Rights Panel
Sophie Clavier, professor of international relations at San Francisco State University; Zakia Afrin, Amnesty International; and Mona Cadena, deputy director of Amnesty International Western Region

Immigration Panel
Evelyn Sanchez, Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition; and Francisco Ugarte, San
Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network

12 to 1 p.m.

1 to 2:30 p.m.
Juvenile Justice Panel
Cassandra James, Leajay Harper, and Danielle Russworm, Center for Young
Women's Development; and Marci Sandoval and Roger Chan, San Francisco
Public Defender's Office

Sex Workers Rights Panel
Maxine Doogan and Starchild, Erotic Service Providers Union

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Keynote Address
San Francisco Deputy City Attorney Therese Stewart

4:30 to 6 p.m.