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Protester Criminal Defense Training (& Free CLE!)

September 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all progressive lawyers for a:

Protester Criminal Defense Training

A free 2 hour CLE!

September 14, 2016
5:30pm – Reception
6:00-8:00pm – Training
300 W. Adams, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Join the National Lawyers Guild of Chicago’s Mass Defense Committee, National Police Accountability Project-Chicago Chapter, and the Cook County Bar Association for a special training by movement attorneys Emmanuel Andre (Law Office of Emmanuel Andre), Melinda Power (West Town Law Office), and Janine Hoft (People’s Law Office) on how to represent people charged with ordinance violations or misdemeanor offenses in Chicago as a result of their political activity. This training is designed for attorneys with little or no criminal defense experience or who would like more discussion and education on representing political people in criminal cases. The training will cover bond court, Chicago city ordinance violations, and misdemeanor criminal cases.

If you want to use your skills as a criminal defense attorney to help political movements, come to this training and join the NLG Chicago’s Mass Defense Committee (MDC) Attorney Referral List. The MDC Attorney Referral List is a local list attorneys who represent activists arrested at protests on a free or low-cost basis. Since May 2015, Referral List attorneys have represented over 300 protestors free of charge. Recent MDC clients have included people from the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Mental Health Movement, Jewish Voice for Peace, anti-Illinois budget cut organizers, and many more!

Please email with any questions.

The NLG Chicago Mass Defense Committee is a volunteer network of legal workers, law students, and lawyers committed to providing effective legal support for progressive movements.

Please forward this invitation widely!


September 14, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


National Lawyers Guild Chicago


300 W. Adams, 2nd Floor

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