SUPPORT THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD-NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER (NLG-NYC) IN SUPPORTING OCCUPY WALL STREET!

Please make a financial contribution of any amount to the NLG-NYC chapter and its Mass Defense Committee to ensure Legal Observers are on the streets and attorneys are in the courts to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. All NLG-NYC Legal Observers (the “Green Hats”) and attorneys are volunteers, but overhead costs are piling up for the many new “Green Hats” being issued, office supplies, telephone and cell phone calls, late night taxi trips to far-flung precincts, etc. Click here to support our work.

NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee Mobilizes for Occupy Wall Street

 

Since September 17, the NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee has provided critical legal support for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and encampment. Dozens of NLG-NYC Legal Observers continue to monitor police activity while protestors carry the NLG-NYC hotline number (shown above) on their persons in case of arrest .  NLG-NYC attorneys are currently organizing legal support for over 80 arrestees. The protests have recently received wide spread media coverage in the NYTimes, The East Villager and AMNY after video footage of police kettling and pepper spraying of demonstrators was posted on youtube.