Mass Defense Committee

This is a resource page for the Mass Defense Committee (MDC). Here you will find information related to MDC activities.

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Chair:
Josh Norkin
 
Josh has been a member of the Guild since 2005 when he helped reform and run our Denver University chapter. After graduting from law school in 2008, Josh worked with the People's Law Project in Denver, where he was the attorney responsible for organizing the mass defense (primarily the criminal defense) for the 150 or so people arrested at the DNC in 2008. 
 
In 2011 Josh moved to New York where he briefly worked with the attorneys still engaged in litigation from the RNC in 2004. He is currently a public defender with the Appels Unit of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. Josh continue to be an active member of the NLG NYC chapter's Mass Defense Committee and he believes that the Guild has a large untapped resources in our public defender offices.

Josh plans to represent the wishes of the entire Committee at the NEC and to better compile and then export the many collective experiences that NLG members have accumulated over the years -- the more readily we can bring ourselves and experiences to communities seeking help the more effective we will be.