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Law For Black Lives  is a national  network of radical lawyers, law students, and legal workers of color committed to building the power of the Black Lives Matter movement. Formed out of the uprisings in Ferguson & Baltimore, we use the law to embolden, defend and protect the growing movement for Black liberation.  L4BL started in 2015, as a 2-day convening organized by Center for Constitutional Rights along with a steering committee of visionary legal thinkers. The success of the convening made it clear that the time is now to build a legal arm for the movement for Black lives. 


Join the Fight to End Money Bail

Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Law for Black Lives provides support and coordination to dozens of groups across the country working to end money bail and create alternative systems to support our people in crisis. In addition to providing referrals for legal support to organizing groups, we are the co-project coordinators of the National Bail Out efforts. The National Bail Out collectively created an organizing curriculum and has bailed out over 200 people since last May. In addition to supporting and coordinating the National Bail Outs, we provide ongoing policy support to groups across the country who are fighting to end money bail in a way that paves the path for de-incarceration and alternative community based systems. 

Interested in hosting a Bailout? Download our Bailout Toolkit at

This May, groups across the country, will participate in a mass bail out for Mother’s Day. We will bail out Mama’s, in all their forms, as we continue to challenge this country's inhumane pre-trial detention system. We are currently looking for lawyers and legal workers who would like to join National Bail Out Legal Crews. The Legal crews will support local organizers in completing feasibility studies, identifying legal issues, tracking the outcome of cases and supporting ongoing advocacy work.

Join the local Law for Black Lives Legal Crew. If you are down to provide support to organizers who are freeing our people sign up here.

If you are interested in joining the fight to end money bail, providing defense, policy or research support or would like more information about the legal crews, please email Marbre at