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NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, MAINE CHAPTER, AND RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZING AND SOCIAL CHANGE (ROSC) TO HOLD LEGAL TRAINING FOR ACTIVISTS
Attorneys Lynne Williams and Phil Worden, in conjunction with ROSC Director Larry Dansinger, will present a full-day activist training in Augusta on June 1st. The attorneys have represented many activists charged with criminal trespass and other direct action related “crimes.” As Williams noted, “we anticipate a multitude of actions over this summer and fall, considering the organizing efforts being put into opposing the East-West Highway, tar sands through Portland, and the savaging of our mountaintops by industrial wind. We are prepared to train new activists to understand the legal consequences of their particpation in actions that may involve civil disobedience. Larry is prepared to work with the attendees on understanding the history and tactics of direct action and non-violent civil disobedience.”
This workshop will be at the Mediation Center at 11 King Street in Augusta, June 1st, from 9 am to 5 pm. Check-in is from 9 – 9:15. Williams and Worden will present, and work with, the attendees from 9:15 – 12:45, and will discuss legal consequences of civil disobedience and how to be a legal observer at an action. Following lunch, Dansinger will work with attendees on the tactics of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Attendees should bring a bag lunch. There is no cost for the training, but reservations are necessary so that materials can be prepared. For reservations, or for further information, email LWilliamsLaw@earthlink.net.