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Volunteer Attorneys To Represent Protesters Arrested in Detroit during Protests
Between May 29 and June 2, 2020, hundreds of protesters were arrested by the Detroit Police during participation in the protests of the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Daily protests have continued and are ongoing.
Volunteer attorneys are needed to assist with a range of work, from criminal representation to assistance in areas such as legal research or collaborating on legal workshops for protesters such as Legal Self Defense and others. The organizations listed below are working together to ensure that every arrested protester has a movement-oriented attorney to advocate for him, them, or her and that we have a coordinated defense strategy. We are committed to providing effective and accountable legal support for Black liberation struggles happening in Detroit in the wake of this uprising.
If you are interested in volunteering for this critically important effort, please fill out this form. You can also call the National Lawyers Guild Detroit & Michigan Chapter at (313) 925-2626, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please share this form with people you think will be interested.
National Lawyers Guild, Detroit & Michigan Chapter
Detroit Justice Center
National Conference of Black Lawyers
Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
Area(s) of law you practice
Do you have experience doing criminal defense?
Is there other experience you have that will equip you to defend protestors? Please explain.
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