Protest Resource Page: Bail Funds and Pro Bono Attorneys
In honor of Juneteenth 2020, EDRM is hosting this page listing resources for bail and for pro bono legal services for the protests that have emerged after the killing of George Floyd as our nation shifts toward community based policing and accountability.
We are grateful to Darius E. Bennett, Esq. for his research into this list.
Please send additions and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Bono Attorneys
https://www.kimbroughlegal.com (Austin, Texas)
https://twitter.com/hollenbeezy (Bay Area Attorney)
https://emrylaw.com/profile/ (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominique-camm-05840227/ (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work)
https://criminal-defender.com/molly-morgan/ (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work)
https://sllawfirm.com (Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville)
http://ndmlaw.com (Columbus, South Carolina)
https://www.baniehlawfirm.com (Houston, Texas)
https://twitter.com/restoringjustic (Houston, Texas)
https://nlg-la.org/georgefloyd (Los Angeles)
https://www.aerlawgroup.com (Los Angeles)
https://thebayonnefirm.com (New York City)
https://twitter.com/GoodCallNYC (New York City)
https://jasonspanich.com (Oklahoma City)
https://twitter.com/DarlingLaw (Orlando, Florida)
https://twitter.com/jsternbergesq (Orlando, Florida)
https://www.rbrioneslaw.com (San Antonio)
https://www.dreyermazaherilaw.com/rashin-mazaheri-esq (San Antonio)
https://twitter.com/MarleenS (St. Louis)
Cash bail disproportionately affects lower income defendants, keeping many in jail until adjudication.
For systemic reform of cash bail, please see the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the conference held by EDRM foundational partner, Bolch Judicial Institute and the work of the National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices Resource Center of the National Center for State Courts.
Localities have organized bail funds for protesters:
https://www.restoringjustice.org/bail (Houston, Texas)
https://faithintx.org/bailfund/ (Dallas, Texas – includes support for LGBTQIA+)
https://reparation.atlas.thrinacia.com/campaign/24/400-1-bail-fund (includes info regarding right to counsel)
https://www.glitsinc.org/donations (Because trans persons are affected in VERY different ways!)