About the Legal Observer Program
The primary role of the NLG Legal Observer program is to be the eyes and ears of the legal team. At the request of social justice and activist groups, Legal Observers attend public demonstrations trained to observe and record events to ensure that the civil rights of protesters are not violated by law enforcement. This program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional interference by the police. Legal Observers are typically, but not exclusively, law students, legal workers and lawyers.
Legal Observer Committee
The main purpose of the Legal Observer (LO) Committee is to consider and recommend actions and propose policies related to the LO Program, subject to final approval by the Chapter's Board of Directors.
Any NLG Detroit and Michigan NLG Chapter member may join the LO Committee.
Committee Chair: Shannon McEvilly
Committee Secretary: Teri Whitehead