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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seeks the pro bono assistance of lawyers and law firms for the below urgent matter.   To volunteer please use the links provided below.  If you have questions, please contact Katrina Goodjoint, Associate Counsel, at kgoodjoint@lawyerscommittee.org.
 
Legal Observers and Support Counter Protestors at Unite The Right Rally on August 11th - 12th (Washington, DC)
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a national non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks the pro bono assistance of lawyers to support counter protestors at the Unite The Right Rally in Washington DC on August 11th-12th, 2018.  To ensure that protestors are able to demonstrate safely and within their First Amendment rights, the Lawyers’ Committee needs pro bono attorneys to:
v  Serve as legal observers during the protest, OR
v  Provide support to arrested protestors through jail and precinct visits (MUST be DC barred)
Legal observers will attend the rally and record activities of law enforcement and any incidents. Those supporting arrested protestors will divide into two shifts and will be on call for any necessary jail or precinct visits and will provide information about the arrest process.  Mandatory training for both opportunities will be held on several occasions at the Lawyers’ Committee officelocated at 1401 New York Avenue, N.W. (entrance on 14th St.)
Who
Associates, partners, paralegals and other legal staff
What
Rally - Legal observer and provider of support to counter protestors (DC bar membership required  for latter)
When
Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th
How
 
Support
  • Volunteers must attend one of the below trainings:
o   July 24 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training)
o   July 26 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training)
o   July 31 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training)
o   August 2 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training)
o   August 7 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training)
o   August 8 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training and Jail Support Training)
o   August 9 (6:00pm – 7:20pm) (Legal Observer Training and Jail Support Training)