If you are planning a protest or demonstration and would like legal support from the Portland NLG Chapter, please answer the questions in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Submitting this form does not guarantee legal support, it simply constitutes a request. We are a small, all-volunteer chapter and therefore cannot fulfill every request. The more advance notice you give us, the more likely we can support your action!
Our protest support team consists of Legal Observers, a coalition legal support hotline, and volunteer attorneys who represent protestors. Legal Observers document any police misconduct or police violence at an action. They may be lawyers, law students, or legal workers. They do not talk to police on behalf of protestors or intervene in police violence. The hotline is staffed by a coalition of NLG and non-NLG activists. Hotline volunteers take reports of police violence and arrests in order to connect activists with legal support. If there are arrests, we will do our best to recruit volunteer lawyers for protesters who are arrested (this may include public defenders). We cannot guarantee legal representation in advance. If you have more questions about the support available, please contact legal observer at lclark dot edu.
The information you enter in this form is privileged and confidential. We will fight to protect your privacy. There is always a risk of government surveillance when using electronic communication.
If you don’t want to use this form, you can contact us at legal observer at lclark dot edu.