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VIDEO REPLAY: Protest Lawyering: Theory and Practice

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration for this course is now closed.

Location: TBD

Course ID: VR08152013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 8 NY MCLE Credits
8 NY MCLE Credits: 3 Ethics; 2 Skills; 3 PP; Non-transitional

Course Description:

In the wake of the Arab Spring and American Autumn protests of 2011, public protest actions are becoming increasingly common, and attorneys are increasingly being sought out by individuals and organizations to assist in these protest actions, whether in securing permitting, observing police interactions, or defending arrested protesters.

Join a panel of seasoned practitioners in exploring the relevant laws and practices that mediate and define first amendment protected protest activities, and to learn the tricks of the trade that enable attorneys to preserve and protect protesters’ rights.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Right to engage in peaceful protest activity (demonstration/rallies/march)
  • Right to distribute material/press conferences/Amplification
  • Right protest and reasonable limitation; permitting
  • Applicable Federal, State and Municipal Statutes, Codes and Regulations
  • Ethical considerations
  • Common protest charges
  • From Bail to Jail: Practical tips for defending protesters
  • Utilizing common evidentiary resources   
  • Legal observer and protest lawyer models    

Original Tape Date: February 22, 2013


Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Civil Rights & Liberties Committee

Program Co-Chairs:
Louis Crespo, Special Referee, Sup. Ct., NY County;Samuel B. Cohen, Stecklow Cohen & Thompson

Samuel Cohen,
Stecklow Cohen & Thompson; Alan Levine, LatinoJustice PRLDEF; Meghan Maurus, New York Law Collective; David Rankin, Rankin & Taylor; Paula Segal,; Norman Siegel, Siegel Teitelbaum & Evans LLP; Michael L. Spiegel, Esq.; Wylie Stecklow, Stecklow Cohen & Thompson


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