Legal Observer Training on January 13

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“Greetings, National Lawyers Guild members and supporters,

The National Lawyers Guild is proud to be providing Legal Observers for this year’s Tucson Women’s March.

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
2-4pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019

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 Women’s March. We anticipate a steady need for Legal Observers as we go forward into 2019.

RSVP’s requested but not necessary. Please email southernarizona@nlg.org with questions.

To learn more about the Legal Observer Program, please go to https://www.nlg.org/lo-trainings/.”




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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).