Guirguis Law will be collecting canned and dry goods to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina this holiday season. Please drop off any donations at our office at 434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 2140, Raleigh. We are open from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
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On October 8, 2017, Guirguis Law was proud to sponsor the Alerta Festival in Durham, NC. It was an exceptionally great turnout with authentic food, historical dancing, and amazing people. We were able to meet and engaged with several members of the wonderful Durham County community. It truly was our pleasure to experience the Festival in its entirety and to help assist the citizens any way that we could. Be on the lookout for more Alerta news and events!
We are officially open for business in our new Durham Office located at 2530 Meridian Parkway, Durham NC, 27713. We are proud to now support the community and citizens of Durham County! Allow us to fight for you in Durham. Now accepting clients for any criminal, immigration, family, or civil law matters. Call (919) 917-5171 to schedule an appointment today.
Attorney Nardine Guirguis, a proud graduate of NCSU, will the the guest speaker at the Taylor Sociology Club's meeting on March 17, 2015. Attorney Guirguis will be discussing how sociology works within the legal system. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7pm in room 138 of the 1911 Building on NCSU's campus. On campus parking will be available to the general public after 5pm.
Cynthia Martinez, a paralegal with Guirguis Law, will attend a conference on "Southern Hospitality? The Immigrant Experience in the U.S. South." The conference will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at UNC's School of Law. For more information, including a schedule of speakers and registration information, please visit the CRCGE website at: http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/crcge/
Attorney Nardine M. Guirguis, a Federal and State Law Specialist in NC, is honored to speak again for the African American Caucus of the NC Democratic Party. The Forum in which she will be speaking at is at the Rebuilding Broken Places in Goldsboro, NC (2105 N. William St., Goldsboro, NC 27530) from 1 - 3 PM. The Forum: Prison Industrial Complex and the US Justice System - "Speaking for the Speechless."
A collaborative meeting to stop bullying and the School to Prison Pipeline. The meeting will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10am until 12:00Pm at:
1731 Traiwick RD
Ministerio Internacional El Verbo en Accion
6 de Diciembre a las 5:00 PM estaremos celebrando ese maravilloso Congreso en donde DIOS se glorificara en nuestras vidas de una manera poderosa.
1155 Long Branch Road
Dunn, NC 28344
November 15, 2014
Nardine Guirguis is a speaker at this event. Join us!
The disproportionate and mass incarceration of African Americans is one of the greatest civil rights problems facing the African American community across America.
Since the passing of the Civil Rights Act over half a century ago, African Americans have made significant strides toward the objective of ensuring equal treatment under the law for all citizens - free of discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations and the right to vote. But in one critical arena-criminal justice-racial inequality is growing, not receding.
This is why the African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party is committed to conducting a series of prison industrial complex forums to educate the public and expose the exploitation of vulnerable citizens by a few major industries.
On November 15, 2014, the AAC-NCDP will hold a forum on the "Prison Industrial Complex and the US Justice System: Speaking for the Speechless." The location of the event is Rebuilding Broken Places, 2105 N. William Street, Goldsboro, NC
from 1 pm - 3:30 pm.
A "Justice On Trial: Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System" report confirms that our criminal laws, while facially neutral, are enforced in a manner that is massively and pervasively biased. The injustices of the criminal justice system threaten to render irrelevant fifty years of a hard fought struggle.
During the country's 40-year war on drugs and get tough sentencing policies, the American prison population exploded from 300,000 in the 1970s to more than 2 million today. The United States has a higher rate of incarceration than any other nation and spends billions every year to keep people behind bars.
In a span of 35 years (1970 - 2005), the US prison population rose by 700% from
1970 to 2005, a rate far outpacing that of general population growth and crime
rates. An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) study yielded the following:
1 in every 106 white males age 18 or older is incarcerated;
1 in every 36 Hispanics males age 18 or older is incarcerated; and
1 in every 15 Black males age 18 or older is incarcerated.
The US espouses freedom, justice, and liberty, yet houses more of its citizens in prisons than any other country in the world. The United States comprises 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of the world's prison population, according to an ACLU study. There are more African Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.
The "school-to-prison pipeline," is a widespread pattern in the United States of pushing students, especially those who are already at a disadvantage, out of school and into the American criminal justice system. This pipeline is the result of public institutions neglecting to properly address students as individuals who might need extra educational or social assistance, or being unable to do so because of staffing shortages or statutory mandates. The resulting miseducation and mass incarceration create a vicious cycle for individuals and communities.
In North Carolina, laws and policies have been enacted to restrict persons with a felony conviction (particularly convictions for drug offenses) from employment, receipt of welfare benefits, public housing, and eligibility for student loans for higher education. Such collateral penalties place substantial barriers to an individual's social and economic advancement. Recidivism is fuel for the prison industrial complex.
Mass incarceration affects African-Americans collectively, has held us hostage in the past and holds us hostage today. We must begin a reversal of repression, national suicide and change our direction toward a true birth of freedom, mercy and justice for all.
The African American Caucus - North Carolina Democratic Party (AAC-NCDP) wil continue to shine the spotlight on a flawed judicial system and demand that policymakers address a myriad of issues that allow injustices to prevail.