Saturday, 10 a.m.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observer program was established 50 years ago in response to anti-war protests during the Vietnam era in defense of people swept up in mass arrests.
The program is designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system.
In this training you’ll be guided through the Legal Observer Manual by an experienced Legal Observer instructor and Guild member. Please note: reading the manual alone does not constitute an official training.
You will also learn how to become an official NLG Legal Observer.
Dr. Jill Humphries is a multi-disciplinary Solutions Based Consultant with 25-years extensive experience designing and implementing solutions that resolve operational inefficiencies in public, private and nonprofit institutions. As an analyst & scholar activist, Dr. Humphries has served as consultant on legal, public administration, public health, and/or environmental initiatives in United States, Zimbabwe, and the Caribbean.
She has an expertise in African descent cultures, and gender & sexuality dynamics with a 10-year focus on Harlem. She also designs, implements and analyzes assessment instruments, and outcomes to improve service delivery performance. Dr. Humphries’ served as an analyst for the think-tank Rand Corporation, where she conducted best practices research on welfare-to-work programs, policy and compliance.
Dr. Humphries is also a Global Health practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Public Health. While serving as a Research Analyst in Zimbabwe for UMC General Board of Global Ministries, she documented the role of U.S. foreign policy in Southern African hot zones and its impact on health care services to refugees and internally displaced persons. In 1991, she continued this work by successfully launching the Zimbabwe Community Health Project in Southern Africa. In this role, Dr. Humphries led an eight-member team, coordinated the needs assessment and led primary research activities between the team and Zimbabwe government officials, NGOs and private citizens.
Dr. Humphries earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Administration from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at University of Southern California. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Masters Degree in Public Health from the University California, Los Angeles, and Post Graduate Studies at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Her work has led to travels throughout United States, Caribbean, Latin America, and the African continent.