The National Lawyers Guild of Chicago Legal Observer Program cordially invites you to participate in our training to become a Legal Observer on July 31st, 2014. 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 movements against public school and mental health clinic closures, environmental movements, Occupy Chicago, the protests against NATO in 2012, and many, many more. More information on the national program can be found here. 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.
In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22, 2013, sixty-five year old Rasmea Odeh, was arrested at her home by Department of Homeland Security agents. She was indicted in federal court that same morning, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answer she gave on a 20 year old immigration application. Rasmea is the Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), and has dedicated her life to serve and empower the Arab American and immigrant communities. Earlier this year, Rasmea received the “Outstanding Community Leader Award” from the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Learn more about the case of Rasmea Odeh, and the selective prosecution of key activists in the Palestinian and anti-war solidarity communities. Rasmea’s criminal trial starts on June 10, 2014 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Detroit.
We are first meeting at The Haymarket Memorial: 175 N. Desplaines St. Chicago, IL 60661 at 5:30 PM. Many people haven’t seen it and it will be a nice reminder of the rich history of Labor in Chicago!
Then we will be walking over to the nearby Dylan’s Tavern and Grill for the rest of the festivities! Dylan’s is located at 118 S. Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661 for anyone who can’t make it to the memorial.
We hope to see you there!
Save the date for an upcoming CLE co-sponsored by TUPOCC!
Building Your Arsenal: Tools for Successfully Litigating Workplace Sexual Violence Cases
Learn more about successfully representing clients in sexual harassment cases. Filing a discrimination complaint may only be one component of an effective representation strategy. This interactive session will provide tools to better represent clients struggling with post-traumatic stress and encourage participants to use the law creatively to empower survivors.
Where: Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
300 N. LaSallle, Room 7KLM
When: April 17, 2014
1:00pm – 5:00pm
4 hour CLE credit will be given!
Discussion will include an analysis of:
Sheerine Alemzadeh, Staff Attorney with Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Karla Altmayer, Equal Justice Works Fellow with LAF
Allison Creekmur, VISTA attorney with LAF
*RSVP to email@example.com with your name and organization name by April 4, 2014