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January 2023

California’s untested ‘SLAPPback’ Statute Allows Citizens of Weed to Fight Back Against the Silencing of Free Speech

By |2023-01-23T08:16:33-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|

MEDIA ADVISORY
January 23, 2023

Contact:
Lauren Regan, Director and Senior Staff Attorney ​​​​​​​
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Citizens of Weed, California who fought a corporate water grab are suing the Sacramento law firm and the lawyers who tried to intimidate them into silence.   

California’s […]

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate

By |2023-01-23T08:08:18-08:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2023

Contact:
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate Who Spoke Out Against City Manager at the Downtown Riverfront Park Grand Opening

Eugene, Oregon—Sam Yergler, a Eugene resident and houseless advocate, was […]

November 2022

Monthly donors enable us to defend the defenders.

By |2022-11-23T08:58:41-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , |

Greetings of solidarity from all of us at CLDC!

By now many of you have likely received our end of year appeal in your mailboxes. We wanted to make a digital connection as well.

We work every day to defend the defenders through no-cost legal representation, movement-aligned legal education, and through […]

Rogue Climate and 350 Eugene challenge Oregon Titan Fusion Center, demanding enforcement of anti-surveillance law and an end to illegal surveillance of activists.

By |2022-11-16T09:57:02-08:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Media Notice:

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2022

Contact: Lauren Regan, Senior Attorney and Director

(541) 687-9180, lregan@cldc.org

 

Rogue Climate and 350 Eugene challenge Oregon Titan Fusion Center, demanding enforcement of anti-surveillance law and […]

October 2022

CLDC is hiring a Development Director

By |2022-10-11T11:00:19-07:00October 11th, 2022|Categories: News|

CLDC is hiring a Development Director

Job Summary:

The CLDC Development Director (DD) is an experienced nonprofit professional working directly with the Executive Director (ED) and Operations Director. The DD provides leadership, supervision, and direction for CLDC’s Development and communications staff. The DD drives the programs and activities that form […]

September 2022

De-Arresting: Important Legal Information for Street Actions

By |2022-09-09T10:07:05-07:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

De-Arresting: Important Legal Information for Street Actions

Since the George Floyd Uprisings that began in May 2020, the tactic of “de-arresting” (attempting to return arrestee(s) from police custody) has received increased attention in the media and scrutiny from the eyes of law enforcement across the […]

August 2022

It’s a necessity: Necessity defense in abortion access contexts 

By |2022-08-03T11:41:22-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

It’s a necessity: Necessity defense in abortion access contexts

Written by Sarah Alvarez, Rebecca Chapman, and Lauren Regan

In recent years, climate activists charged with crimes for trying to avert our impending global death via climate change have increasingly turned to the […]

July 2022

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

By |2022-07-21T08:44:40-07:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Featured Resources, Know Your Rights, News, Resources|

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

CLDC has a commitment to developing strong mentor relationships with students and aspiring movement attorneys through our intern and law clerk programs. Our interns and clerks receive a very hands-on experience in activist legal and communications support, working under the supervision […]

Firelight Press Conference

By |2022-07-14T12:38:08-07:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News|

 

Last week we had an important victory for Indigenous sovereignty in Anishinaabe territory, so-called northern Minnesota.  Claire Glenn, the attorney fellow for the Line 3 Defense Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and Water Protector Legal Collective, won dismissal of the criminal charges for […]

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