Michael Harrington has been active with the NLG on a local basis since 2011. His legal observer training was under Carol Sobel and the Los Angeles chapter. He has served as a Legal Observer in the inland and desert areas of southern California and has conducted Constitutional "Know Your Rights" seminars supplemented with information on local ordinances and practices. He has worked to extend the mass defense committee mission to rural areas between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Michael has also organized forums and events that have grown quickly in attendance, the most recent drawing a crowd of one hundred, mostly college students, in the desert community of the Coachella Valley.
Michael has been a lawyer since 1992 and has been involved in the creation and improvement of numerous legal projects and clinics in California.