Upcoming Events

Legal Observer Training

Join MALS on 30 May 12.30–4pm for our next Legal Observing Training!

Each 3-hour training covers: Area coverage and observation skills; Legal observer protocols and mandate; recording and documenting police action; interactions with police; safety and team logistics.

Legal or human rights observers document breaches of human rights, arrests, use of force incidents and report upon policing and police behaviour. Legal Observers can provide reassurance for people when confronted by a large police presence. MALS fields legal observers to monitor human rights at a wide range of protests, actions and rallies on environmental and social justice issues.

To become a legal observer for MALS you are required to attend one Training session and two practical in the field (upcoming protests) with a buddy. Legal observing is suitable for all persons and abilities. Practicing lawyers and law students are strongly encouraged to get involved.

If you miss out on a ticket, please contact us to be placed on our waitlist.

*** COVID Update ***

This training event has been postponed due to snap lockdown restrictions. We’ll be back soon.

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Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS)

is an independent volunteer group of lawyers, human rights advocates, law students, and para-legals. MALS trains and fields Legal Observer Teams at protest events, monitors and reports on policing at activist events, provides training and advice to activist groups on legal support structures, and develops and distributes legal resources for positive social movements. MALS works in conjunction with law firms, community legal centres, and a range of local, national and international human rights agencies. We stand up for civil & political rights.
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