National Lawyers Guild Sacramento provides trained Legal Observers (LOs) to community groups who plan to participate in protest or event and may fear confrontations with law enforcement. The role of LOs is strictly to monitor law enforcement in the case that any harassment occurs. Should any arrests occur and criminal charges or civil suits result, LOs work directly with NLG Attorneys on next steps.
LOs do not necessarily adopt the viewpoints of protestors nor do they participate in actions themselves.
If you are planning a protest or demonstration and would the presence of NLG Sacramento legal observers or legal support, please complete the form below. We cannot guarantee legal support or the availability of LOs, but will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.