Legal Observers are volunteers who attend progressive political protests and actions in order to monitor, document, and hopefully deter police and government misconduct. In Chicago, Legal Observers (“LOs”) have supported the #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, movements against public school and mental health clinic closures, environmental movements, and many, many more. If you are interested in becoming an LO and lending your eyes and ears to the support of Chicago’s activists, please register to attend and join us.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Westside Justice Center
601 S California., Chicago, IL
All attendees must please register at the link.
This interactive LO training is Chicago specific and includes information on Illinois and Chicago specific laws and law enforcement strategies. We will discuss strategies for effective legal observing, including as preparation for subsequent criminal and civil cases. All LOs who volunteer in Chicago must receive this training.
PLEASE NOTE: We are now training LOs who are not already involved in legal work. All LOs work under the supervision of a National Lawyers Guild affiliated attorney, and all notes or other information from events is privileged and confidential. Many more details about the role of Legal Observers can be found in the NLG Legal Observer Handbook.
You can contact us at Chicago.LO.Program@gmail.com with any questions. If you cannot attend on August 21st but would like to be informed of future trainings, please let us know that!
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