Join the NLG for our first-ever online Legal Observer (LO) training in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, Jan. 19-20! Hosted by NLG-DC Mass Defense Chair Maggie Ellinger-Locke and NLG-DC Co-Chair Caleb Medearis. The online training will be presented in a webinar format, taking place this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.
The NLG DC Chapter will be coordinating on the ground legal support for #J20 (Presidential Inauguration) demonstrations—we are seeking volunteer LOs who will be on the ground in DC for at least some portion of #J20 related events, Jan 19 -21.
IMPORTANT: Registration is required at bit.ly/LOtrainingJ20. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. NOTE: This training is for #J20 (2017 Presidential Inauguration) in Washington, DC only and does not qualify volunteers for Legal Observing at any other event.
The NLG Legal Observer program was established in 1968 in NYC in response to protests at Columbia University and city-wide antiwar and civil rights demonstrations. The NLG LO program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system. LOs are typically law students, legal workers and lawyers.
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