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.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
So, lawyers, if you are interested in this opportunity, or interested in expanding your skills, check it out.