Protest Resource Page: Bail Funds and Pro Bono Attorneys

Red Black and Green GraphicIn 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  

Pro Bono Attorneys

Following is the list of attorneys willing to work pro bono specifically for the protest.  Primary sources include O, the Oprah Magazine, the Charlotte Business Journal and social media accounts.  (The National Lawyers Guild has associated themselves with Black Lives Matter activism) (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work) (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work)  (Charlotte, facilitating pro bono work) (Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville) (Columbus, South Carolina) (Oklahoma City)

Bail Funds

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 Fundthe 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: 


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