Included in Volume 37, Issue Number 1:
- One law student's first legal observing experience on day one of Occupy Wall Street
- Occupy updates from New York, DC, Chicago, and the Bay Area
- Tennessee NLGers protest Alberto Gonzales
- A history of legal workers in the NLG
- Mumia, off of death row
- The Meikeljohn Institute continues the work of Guild founders
- Venezuela election observing
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will be providing legal support to protesters throughout the course of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Undoubtedly the most visible part of this effort will be our teams of trained Legal Observers® (LOs), who will attend demonstrations across Tampa and Charlotte carrying notebooks and sporting bright green caps.
"Someone needs to get over to Bank of America."
The shout—aimed at a handful of National Lawyers Guild members gathered around a folding table—came from a group of some 200 people bunched together in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, a grassless plaza that is the headquarters of the month-old, anti-corporate demonstration known as Occupy Wall Street.
"I'll go," said Zainab Akbar.