In light of recent demonstrations across the country and here in Portland, and the planned actions which may result in interface with the legal system, the Pdx NLG chapter is offering a Legal Observer training.
The Legal Observer 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 legal system. In addition to Legal Observers, Guild attorneys often provide legal defense for protesters who are arrested and bring civil litigation if needed. Legal workers, law students, and lawyers connected with the NLG are invited to train with two experienced LOs.
Those who complete the training will be asked to sign an agreement with the NLG regarding standard practices and confidentiality.
If you need childcare, please let us know by August 8, 2016. RSVP here or at portlandchapter @ nlg.org.
Space is limited, and location, in inner SE Portland, will be sent to those who RSVP.