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.
Please try to give us at least 72 hours notice before your demonstration, so that we have time to organize Legal Observers to be there.