Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 10, 2011, 6:48 p.m. EST by IndependentLawyer
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I'm part of a collective of criminal law experts that showed up to help the cause Saturday and Sunday evenings. We all specialize in criminal defense, would love to help pro-bono, are licensed in NYS, and live in the area.
We arrived Saturday and looked for some kind of legal infrastructure. We found the Nation Lawyer's Guild (NLG) booth. They took our info, but did not seem like they gave a rat's ass about having non-NLG attorneys help. We went to get dinner, and came back to find the NLG booth was empty, and no lime green hats could be found.
Still wanting to help, we decided to get to work. We sat down in the former NLG booth, made up a quick sign saying "lawyer", and started answering questions for all who came.