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National Lawyers Guild’s Legal Observer Training
February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
At the Western New York Law Center, 37 Franklin Street, Buffalo 14202. The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support by our Mass Defense Committee 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. In addition to Legal Observers, Guild attorneys often provide legal defense for protesters who are arrested and bring civil litigation if needed. Legal Observers are trained and directed by Guild attorneys, who often have established attorney-client relationships with activist organizations, or are in litigation challenging police tactics at mass assemblies. The presence of Legal Observers may serve as a deterrent to unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration.
(Please note that this event is open only to those who do not work for or with a police prosecutor’s office, or governmental office that would have a conflict of interest. If you want to attend but are unsure if that describes you, please message the FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/199629877779532/)