Ever gotten yourself into strife at a festival or rave? Now there is a whole network of clever people wanting to help you out of trouble. The major announcement came via The Festival Lawyer's facebook page, surrounding the idea to begin a network of attorneys and legal students who are willing to assist those in need of legal advice after a dance music event.
For those of you unfamiliar with the festival lawyer, he is a self-described "festival goer and advocate" renown for combining his knowledge of the law with his passion for the festival industry, who regularly posts tips online of how to deal with the authorities in unfortunate circumstances. His proposal for a country-wide network of legal advisors came from the fact that he was unable to properly inform those punters stuck at a festival outside of Sunny California. In a bid to spread the message and create a strong nationwide network, The Festival Lawyer also announced his partnership with Stefanie Jones of the Drug Policy Alliance, one of the world's largest drug policy and harm reduction organizations in order to assist in making the legal directory a reality.
"The idea is that members could provide some insight into the “local” state laws that apply to each festival as well as act as a resource for folks who get busted. I am imagining something more like a directory, a list serve or a Facebook group as opposed to an actual formal organization."
For dance music fans and ravers alike, this could mean increased safety, informed decision-making and a bit of luck for those unfortunate enough just to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Read the entire proposal below: