The key to the Law for Black Lives mission is leveraging the power of lawyers and legal workers to support organizers in their efforts for liberation. This year we had a powerful opportunity to support the work of the National Bail Out Collective and enlisted the support of the Law for Black Lives membership in meeting the needs of local organizers.
Thanks to your support we were able to connect lawyers with local organizers in a number of locations, provide templates for lawyers seeking to reduce bail and provide some contractoral support for organizations trying to ensure that bail money was returned to them. We also are working with the over fifty lawyers and legal workers who signed up to provide some long term research for groups interested in challenging the fees and fines often attached to bail, challenging premature failure to appear decisions and mapping the laws around bail locally.
The L4BL Bailout Crews have been a powerful space for Law for Black Lives members to build with each other as well as to support local organizers. While the Mama’s Day Bail Outs are over for the year the work across the country to end pretrial detention continues and we need your help! If you are interested in joining the L4BL Bailout Crews please sign up here! Our next call will be Wednesday, June 6th at 6est.