Do you want to stand up for civil rights and protect the First Amendment rights of protestors?
The ACLU of Missouri and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) St. Louis work together to train people interested in becoming legal observers. These observers learn how to document police response to protest for the explicit purpose of protecting the rights of protesters.
In 2017, NLG and ACLU provided legal training for more than 300 people.
If you would like to request Legal Observers for your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the eastern part of Missouri and email@example.com for the western with your name, contact number, date of the action, and starting location for your action. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.
Check this page for upcoming legal observer trainings.