The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with Baltimore protesters as they call for justice for Freddie Gray’s brutal murder by the police. The NLG National Office has been working with lawyers and organizers on the ground to provide legal support for this weeks ongoing actions. Our mass defense coordinator, Abi Hassen will be joining the legal defense team in Baltimore today. You can reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an immediate need for legal observers and lawyers – especially those of you licensed to practice in Maryland. Folks are also needed to provide jail support and criminal defense for people who are arrested. If you or someone you know is arrested call (443) 814-9160. Here are some ways you can get involved:
VOLUNTEER ON THE GROUND
If you are in or around Baltimore, your support is urgently needed. Volunteer slots for Tues-Fri are currently open. Please let us know your availability at fergusonlegaldefense.com/baltimoresupport
LEGAL OBSERVER TRAININGS
Two Legal Observer trainings will be held on Tues., April 28 at noon and 6 PM at 235 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
An additional training will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, April 30, location TBD.
If you are not already registered please visit fergusonlegaldefense.com/baltimore to sign up for email updates.
A bail fund was set up by bmoreunited.org for protesters who are arrested. You can contribute to it here: https://www.crowdrise.com/legalbailsupportforbaltimore/fundraiser/tremurphy
Stay tuned for more updates.
NLG Executive Director