Maryland NLG Virtual Legal Observer Training on Thurs. July 16 at 6:30pm

We’ve trained over 150 new legal observers over the past two months, and they have already done some great work and brought so much passion and a range of experience to the chapter. But if you haven’t been trained yet, or you have and know more folks who might be interested, we will be having one more remote training over Zoom next week on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30pm!

No legal experience is required, and anyone can train to be a legal observer.    This training will last 2 hours, and we strongly ask that participants commit to the entire duration. Many recent actions have been high-risk; so we have a lot of information to share to make sure you can better be protected out there.

To sign up for training,please  fill out the legal observer application here:

The information provided in the form will require you to disclose whether you are affiliated with a law enforcement or prosecutorial agency. Because our job as legal observers is to protect activists on the ground from police activity, we may be called on to serve as witnesses. For that reason, we need to be able to identify conflicts upfront.
Once we’ve reviewed the applications for training, we will send out a copy of our Confidentiality Agreement, and information on how to access the remote training to only those who have signed up and have been properly vetted.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. And please share the application widely with anyone who might be interested and the organizations with which you are currently involved. We look forward to seeing you at the training!

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