The Mass Defense Committee (MDC) is a network of lawyers, legal workers and law students providing legal support for political activists, protesters and movements for social change.
MDC members in chapters across the country provide trainings, assistance in setting up temporary legal offices and legal support structures, and materials for supporting activists engaged in mass protests.
Mass Defense Support The National Lawyers Guild can provide the following legal help to progressive organizations:
“Know your rights” trainings/workshops;
Meetings with, and advice to, organizers about protest actions, and legal consequences;
Legal Observers at protests and other actions;
Help with setting up and running jail and bail support programs;