National Lawyers Guild Training Sessions

Legal Observers + Jail Support

Monday, June 20 - 6-7:30 pm - Legal Observer Training

Monday, June 27 - 6-7:30 pm - Jail Support Training

Crest of the National Lawyers Guild

Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Room A13 (Ground Floor)

The Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be holding free training sessions for people interested in volunteering during the Republican National Convention (July 18-21). 

Although Legal Observers are typically law students, legal workers, and lawyers, trainings are open to everyone (except those working for or with government or law enforcement agencies).  Legal Observers watch and document law enforcement/government conduct in order to protect the constitutional rights of demonstrators, protesters, and others exercising their free speech rights. For more information, visit the National Lawyers Guild's website.

Jail Support is a show of solidarity with fellow activists. It is instrumental in ensuring the representation of arrested activists and the mental and physical health of released detainees.  Supporters may be asked to provide emotional support, provide food or water, or assist in other ways with protesters who are detained.

The trainings are free and open to the community.  Light refreshments will be served.

The CWRU School of Medicine is offering training for Street Medics - learn more here.