Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Help Defend Protesters on the Criminal Defense Team of NLG
Quick Overview: Use your legal skills to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all those demanding an end to police brutality in America and an end to the cancer of systemic racism that supports and perpetuates this violence.
Organization Name: National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Chapter
Mission or Broader Program Description: Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
Impact: NLG-LA is coordinating attorney volunteers to help on the criminal defense team that is defending hundreds of protesters throughout LA.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: No criminal defense experience is necessary. NLG-LA will be holding training for those who want to join the mass defense team soon and will have mentor volunteer attorneys to guide you.
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