This program involves a discussion of current and historical federal harassment of both activists and lawyers working for social change; the unmet needs of both activists and lawyers in many parts of the US and how legal workers can bridge the gaps; and both ethical and practical advice on shielding your clients and yourself from state repression, including how to advise and litigate on behalf of clients to challenge the legitimacy of grand jury subpoenas.
Presented by: NLG-NYC and the NLG National Office
+ Marques Banks, attorney, founder, Black Movement Law Project, addresses the criminalization of poverty
+ Moira Meltzer-Cohen, movement attorney and legal educator concerned with advocacy for incarcerated trans persons and political prisoners
+ Lamis Deek: human rights attorney, advocate and strategist focusing on Palestinian rights
+ Soffiyah Elijah: advocate, attorney, scholar, educator, and Executive Director of the Alliance of Families for Justice
+ Marty Stolar (Moderator): civil rights attorney, grand jury litigator, and subject of grand jury subpoena case In re Stolar
+ Katie Yow: legal worker, social worker, anti-repression educator working with criminalized people in the American South