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Protest Lawyering: From the Street to the Courtroom

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Produced on January 22, 2019

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Join civil rights attorney Wylie Stecklow, founder of WylieLaw, as he walks through the various skills needed to represent protesters and assist in protest actions and activities. In an era of increased civil engagement, it’s critical to understand the first amendment rights of protesters, the ins and outs of working with protest organizers, how to represent protesters who have criminal charges filed against them, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify practical strategies for representing protesters through all stages of a protest activity, including what to do prior to protest, on the streets, and in criminal court afterwards
  2. Examine the laws and regulations governing protest activities
  3. Determine the difference between civil disobedience and lawfully protected speech

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

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Wylie Stecklow


Wylie Stecklow is a civil rights attorney in downtown Manhattan. Mr. Stecklow is the FBA SDNY Chapter President, the immediate past chair of the FBA National Civil Rights Law Section and an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School (his alma mater). He is a founding member of the National Action Network’s Legal Rights Nights, a recipient of U.S. Congress Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Community Service, the New York City Council Certificate for Outstanding Citizenship and Manhattan Borough President’s Office Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Community. In 2004, he was the General Counsel for the Billionaires for Bush, and in September 2011, his firm was retained by the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly, and organized pro bono representation for over 200 Occupy arrestees. He has litigated 1983 cases involving First Amendment Rights in New York, Maryland and Iowa. Since 2015, he has been named a Civil Rights Super Lawyer. He has served as a panelist and moderator for Civil Rights CLE’s organized by New York County Lawyer’s Association, National Police Accountability Project and the Federal Bar Association, and has presented an investigators’ training at the Civilian Complaint Review Board on how to interview police officers. His affinity for New Orleans spans more than two decades, and more than 50 JazzFest days. Since 2006, he has hosted NYC’s Most Authentic Mardi Gras Party, Fat Friday, an annual non-profit fundraiser.


Angela H.

I learned several things that I did not know about protesting. I was unaware that you did not need a permit to protest on the sidewalk. This information is very helpful and I work across from the capital in Raleigh, NC and I observed protesters all the time.

William T.

That was great, thanks!

Vivian P.

Very good explanation of area in which I am not familiar. Thank you

Michael S.

One of the best courses I've attended--kudos!

Jennifer L.

Very interesting presentation.Thanks.

Jennifer K.

Please more protest law and jail support CLEs! Thank you!

Jennifer B.

Really enjoyed this CLE- it was interesting and informative.

Rachel S.

great program

Justin S.

Excellent CLE, great speaker very engaging and knowledgeable.

Karen R.

Very Thorough!

Melissa L.

Very interesting and relevant!

Jerome B.

very informative

Christopher B.

This course exposed me to a field of law with which I have little experience. Very informative!

Joshua B.

Cool topic!

William S.

Thanks and recommended

Michael G.

Wylie is fantastic. You should definitely bring him back. The second half of his presentation was particularly strong. I learned a lot.

Sarah M.

This was an excellent overview of the topic from an obviously passionate advocate. Great program.

Allison S.

Interesting - detailed, practical discussion.


Very informative, interesting and well presented.

Margaret E.

Awesome presentation.

Richard P.

He did a great job.

Ben B.

You know its a good course when you don't have to try to focus. The material was engaging enough that I stayed locked in the whole time. Well done.

Mary B.

Great speaker - easy to follow and understand.

Wendy S.

Excellent information.

Michael T.

Presenter clearly passionate & expert in this fascinating practice area. Glad I watched this course.

Adriane G.

Amazing speaker with information new to me

Geoffrey K.

Very good program. Mr. Stecklow is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker.

Dave P.

This was great. Love the increase in CLE's for us nonprofit attorneys.

Robert R.

Excellent presentation!

Dale G.

Really enjoyed this one! Faculty was energetic and passionate about the topic and practical in his advice.

Catherine S.

Excellent program and very knowledgeable presenter.

Steven K.

He was great- and excellent examples from cases.

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