Volunteer Role Descriptions
Legal Observer: Attend protests & document police interactions with protesters.
Hotline Volunteer: Staff the hotline remotely during protests to help keep track of arrestees and witnesses. Work with legal observers, jail support and court support volunteers to address immediate needs of arrestees, and provide ongoing support.
Jail Support: Work with hotline volunteers to call local jails to check in on status of arrestees, gather information from social media and news outlets regarding protests and arrests, and wait outside jail to collect contact info of and provide information to arrested protestors being released.
Court Support: Track protesters through the criminal process and support them by attending court hearings with them and explaining local criminal procedure to them.
Criminal Defense: Work with NLG-UT Mass Defense volunteers to represent those charged with crimes arising from protest or other political activity. (Open to lawyers, legal workers, and law students).
Civil Litigation: File tort claim notices, and lead or assist in state tort cases and federal § 1983 litigation for those arrested or injured by police at protests.