The Legal Rights Center is Providing Ongoing Legal Workshops to Volunteer Lawyers and Law Students who are then taking this Information to Protesters at Actions around the Metro Area
The Legal Rights Center is heading up an effort to get more legal information to protesters and the public regarding their rights related to curfew, protesting, how best to protect their rights when interacting with police and other important legal topics. A growing list of more than fifty local volunteer lawyers and law students have expressed interest and begun to attend workshops to become Know Your Rights Trainers for protesters and the public. Know Your Rights Trainers are then distilling the most pertinent information into quick five to ten minute presentations for protesters. Trainers are also handing out flyers with this information in print, as well as providing resources if protesters are cited and/or arrested. Trainers are easily identifiable at protests - just look for the bright yellow trainer shirts below.
If you or someone you know is a law student or volunteer attorney interested in providing free community education at actions around the Twin Cities, please encourage them to contact Chelsea Schmitz-Gillam (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of our attorneys at the LRC, for more information on upcoming legal trainer workshops. Similarly, if you are an organizer or community organization that has a request around other legal topics the public is asking for at these demonstrations, please do not hesitate to contact Chelsea so she can add these topics to the ongoing training programs she'll be doing with volunteer attorneys and law students.
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