Legal Observer Training

    October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    UA College of Law
    College of Law Bldg
    1201 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721


    “Greetings, National Lawyers Guild members and supporters,

    The National Lawyers Guild is proud to be providing Legal Observers for the third annual School of Americas Watch Border Encuentro ( The Border Encuentro will be November 16-18 in Southern Arizona and at the border, and Legal Observers will be requested at various locations throughout the weekend.

    Come out and get trained or retrained as a Legal Observer, and encourage others to join us as well! You do not need to be a lawyer or law student in order to be a legal observer; you just need to be observant and interested in protecting people’s constitutional rights to gather and demonstrate.

    U of A – James E. Rogers School of Law
    Room 168
    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    This training will help people prepare to be Legal Observers for all upcoming Legal Observer needs, so please come even if you’re not sure you’ll be available for the Border Encuentro. We anticipate a steady need for Legal Observers as we go forward into 2019.

    RSVP’s requested but not necessary. Please email with questions.

    To learn more about the Legal Observer Program, please go to”


    Previous article“Crime + Punishment” film
    Next article“50 Years of Struggle & Resistance! PCC & Mexican American Studies” panel discussion
    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here