NLG Legal Observers®, with their ubiquitous neon green hats, have been a fixture at marches and demonstrations in Chicago and nationwide for years. Thus, NLG Chicago’s Legal Observer® Program, a part of NLG Chicago’s Mass Defense Committee, is working to ensure we have trained Legal Observers® on the ground for the upcoming actions in May. This work is part of the Mass Defense Committee’s NATO Legal Support Project, which is a comprehensive program providing a range of legal support in defense of NATO protestors:
The NLG is here to support your organization! To help you most effectively, we need notice (when possible). We encourage organizers to contact us as soon as practicable prior to the action, so that we can increase our ability to mobilize our volunteers and provide LOs. We consider your request for Legal Observers® to be privileged legal communication and information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with applicable law.
To request LOs for your activity, please email chicago.lo.program at gmail.com with the following information:
NOTE: The only way the Guild can ensure that Legal Observers® will be out in full force to your action is with a formal request via e-mail. Thank you in advance for helping us help you!
We need you to help us protect free speech and progressive activism. Join us. To volunteer, please e-mail us at chicago.lo.program at gmail.com. We will let you know when the next Legal Observer® training will be held. Trainings are short (about an hour) and are offered throughout the week and over the weekends. In addition, if you have more than 10 trainees, we are happy to come to your organization to conduct the training!