Megan Books

Co-Chair, Mass Defense Committee

Megan began doing legal support in the aftermath of the 2004 RNC in New York, during which 1,806 people were arrested. Since then she has worked with both the Bay Area and New York City NLG Chapters, in addition to traveling throughout the country as a member of the Midnight Special Law Collective and Occupy Legal, training members in numerous chapters in the skills needed to support mass protest. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Demonstrations Committee of the Bay Area Chapter.

A member of several legal support collectives, Megan has developed trainings and legal support protocols used throughout the country. As a radical legal worker, she strives to include people from all backgrounds in the struggle to defend the rights of protesters. Her main goal has always been to promote sustainability by teaching others how to do their own legal support in a way that benefits their specific community. As someone who frequently engages in the day to day work of legal observing and answering phone calls from jail, she is aware of new and emerging issues within mass defense and works to shed light on new and changing police tactics.