Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Why Are You Wearing a Bright Green Hat? Being a Legal Observer at a Protest

October 2020 Bar Bulletin

By paige hardy and Abbey McMahon

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen the unrest that has gripped our nation in response to police brutality and the national reckoning with our country’s racial divide. Scenes of people taking to the streets to demand change have played out from coast to coast. You’ve probably noticed the National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers’ lime green hats in many of those images. Have you wondered what we’re about?

What is the National Lawyers Guild? 

The National Lawyers Guild1 (NLG), founded in 1937, is a progressive bar association and...

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