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Wanna Court Watch?
Register for an upcoming orientation training!
"Judges have the power to uproot people's lives. If we don't have the tools to hold them accountable, then what will happen?"
– Gabriela Vázquez
La Defensa Deputy Director
Wanna be a CourtWatcher?
Courtwatch LA Expectations for Courtwatchers
Participate in a Court Watch LA training.
Sign up to observe courtroom sessions at specified locations and times.
Complete court watch intake forms during courtroom sessions.
Submit court watch forms and data within 48 hours.
Show up on time and plan to observe for roughly 3 hours per shift.
Uphold La Defensa’s abolitionist, intersectional, and gender justice values in all public interactions, including social media presence.
"Court watching is an amazingly elegant solution to a lot of ills."
-Fiona Apple, Court Watcher