Author Archives: Rachel Lederman

Changes, & how to request legal support

Fists Up Legal Collective is in a transition process. We are very proud of our intensive legal support and community education work over the past four months and are in a process of deciding our best role and capacity in the current moment. We will post further information later this month.
Don’t worry, legal support is available from the National Lawyers Guild,, as always. Legal support requests to the NLG are shared with Fists Up Legal Collective members. To request demo legal support, please fill out the online form at as far in advance as possible. It is not necessary to share secure action details on the form, you can ask to come in, or contact the NLG by phone, 415-285-5067 x 6. Be aware that requests are not picked up outside of staff hours and that the NLG legal hotline, 415-285-1011, is only activated by request. As with Fists Up, the ability to meet legal needs depends on volunteer availability. Please read this handout which explains what the NLG Demonstrations Committee does, and what it needs organizers to do, for successful legal support: