Legal Observer Training in Providence
The National Lawyers Guild will hold two legal observer training sessions next weekend, February 24 and 25. Students at RISD and Brown have organized the trainings, which will be conducted by Shanna Merola of the NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter. Shanna has trained hundreds of legal observers and we're honored that she'll be in Providence. The NLG deploys legal observers at protests, demonstrations, and other events to deter violent or illegal conduct by the police, document any arrests or other actions taken against protesters, and working with any legal representation. If you've been at a protest and have seen folks wearing bright green hats and taking notes, you've seen legal observers. Although legal observers are often attorneys, legal workers, or law students, being one of these isn't a requirement.