Occupy Atlanta

I took a seminar in law school on Civil Disobedience.  Discussion covered the concept of true civil disobedience and the lawyer’s role in a just society, including the lawyer’s duty to honor the law and his duty to counsel those who choose to contest unjust laws .  The topic pops up now and then.  Here’s now.

Occupy Atlanta is now in business.  There are opportunities for lawyers, says a member of the legal team, to counsel potential demonstrators on their rights and responsibilities vis-a- vis the law.

To Whom it Concerns:

I am writing on behalf of Occupy Atlanta’s Legal team.  Occupy Atlanta is the Atlanta chapter for the now global Occupy Wallstreet movement, which began on September 17th. Occupy Atlanta are currently seeing lawyers who would be willing to provide peaceful, nonviolent protesters legal representation in the event of arrest. Please contact us through this e-mail at your earliest convenience if any of the lawyers with your organization would be interested.

For more information on the Occupy Wallstreet movement and the Atlanta chapter please visit www.occupywallstreet.org and www.occupyatlanta.org, respectively.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Chelsea Austin

So, lawyers, if you are interested in this opportunity, or interested in expanding your skills, check it out.


About ProBonoGA

Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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