Legal Observer Materials

These materials help Legal Observers record information in the street in a useful format for criminal defense and civil litigation.

Legal Observer/Video Observer Guide

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This is a comprehensive guide for activists, law students, or lawyers to learn the basics of legal observing. Topics include how to take notes, preparation and practice, and equipment. Also includes a guide to video observing the police at demonstrations. (4 pages)

Police Misconduct Report

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This is to help victims of police misconduct document the incident. While concise, the report is designed to help victims recall important details and record them in a useful format. (3 pages)

Effective Camera Work Video

This video clearly shows good video techniques (and bad techniques to avoid) Contact us to request a copy.