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Logistics: Lawyers

Posted 7 years ago on July 29, 2011, 8:34 p.m. EST by jart (1186) from New York, NY

We'll need lawyers at the event who are sympathetic to radical causes (like NLG) and willing to volunteer their time. We'll probably want to have workshops where we can train people on their rights, how to interact with police, etc.



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[-] 2 points by mary (5) 7 years ago

The NYC chapter of the NLG, in particular the lawyer for the Bloombergville 13 arrestees, is a likely potential and has been contacted.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 7 years ago

while i am not a lawyer i am a speed reader and do have a good amount of knowledge. if you have a question i will do my best to go look it up.

[-] 1 points by spman (1) from St Peters, MO 7 years ago

I saw on reddit the other day... and I can't seem to find the website... but there is an "Anonymous" group of lawyers that are for the Anon cause.

They may also be sympathetic towards Occupy Wallstreet

[-] 1 points by SDSDallas (5) from Dallas, TX 7 years ago

The NYC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild may be sympathetic to helping people resolve legal issues that arise during the occupation. Have htye been contacted?


[-] 1 points by BankWhistleblower (2) 7 years ago

The NYC ACLU and National ACLU offices are close by - 125 Broad Street. National Lawyers Guild also has their national offices in the area.

[-] 1 points by Dragonfire1024 (16) from Kittery, ME 7 years ago

Several ideas: ACLU, EFF etc. There are always lawyers willing to help for free. Just have to find those guys. If this turns out to be big, I think they would love the chance to defend people.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 7 years ago

You guys gotta start posting on JD underground. Drum up some major support. It is full of bitter, unemployed, intelligent people, young men and women who have toiled endlessly for a slice of the American dream just to get ejected into this horrific mess that has been years in the making. These people have the training and acumen to see what's going down in this country and would love to get up off the couch where they are scanning craigslist postings for 12$ an hr. jobs with no bennies and do something to restore take the country back from the corrupt 1% who own the Government .

[-] 1 points by jart (1186) from New York, NY 7 years ago

Why aren't you posting it on JD Underground? If you're familiar with that community then you would be the best person for the job :)