The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observer program was established 50 years ago in response to anti-war protests during the Vietnam era in defense of people swept up in mass arrests.
The program is designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system.
In this training you’ll be guided through the Legal Observer Manual by an experienced Legal Observer instructor and Guild member. Please note: reading the manual alone does not constitute an official training.
You will also learn how to become an official NLG Legal Observer.