Trainings continue for legal observers at DNC

“Know Your Rights” and legal observer training sessions are continuing to be held in Denver and Boulder for those planning to attend or protest at the Democratic National Convention in August.

The instructional meetings are being organized by the DNC People’s Law Project, an effort by the Colorado chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, to train convention attendees on how to legally monitor police actions and what rights they are entitled to when interacting with law enforcement.

Here is the most current schedule:

Legal Observer Training

When: Wednesday, August 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Venue: SEIU Service Employees International Union

              2525 W. Alameda Ave.



Legal Observer Training

When: Saturday, August 9, 2-4 p.m.

Where: The People’s Law Project Office

             206 E. 13th Avenue



Legal Observer Training presented by Copwatch

When: Thursday, August 14

Time:  TBA

Where:  For more details, contact Evan 303.831.8695


Training Day:Know Your Rights, Legal Observing, and


When: Thursday, August 21, noon-8 p.m.

Where: University of Colorado-Boulder

              Humanities Building, Room 250

              Intersection of Macky Drive and Pleasant St.



Legal Observer Training

When: Friday, August 22, 2-4 p.m.

Where: The Mercury Café

              2199 California St



Legal Observer Training in the Park

When: Saturday, August 23, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park

              200 East Colfax Avenue


Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at