In the next month we'll be recruiting a Legal Director to help us intervene in crucial court cases and bring real legal expertise to our policy work.
We already have the funding to take on a part-time Legal Director. But to bring in a full-time experienced lawyer who can drive ambitious legal projects we're relying on lots of new supporters joining ORG.
We are well past half way to our target! We needed 200 people to join to help pay for 2 extra days a week. Now we need just 50 32 new supporters to employ our Legal Director 5 days a week
In court cases where our digital rights are at stake, it's quite possible that the judge won't hear any pro-digital rights arguments from any of the parties in the case.
We can't let government and big web companies go unchallenged in the courts. It's crucial that ORG keeps expanding its legal work. If we don't, we'll be missing major opportunities to promote and defend our digital rights.
When people join ORG, they usually give between £5 and £10 each month.
ORG are a small organisation but we punch well above our weight. Besides defending digital rights in the courts, we've done considerable work on surveillance, privacy, copyright, open data and data protection.
Joining by Direct Debit is the best way for us. It’s much cheaper to do the paperwork meaning more of your hard-earned cash can go towards hiring a full-time Legal Director.
ORG supporters usually give between £5 and £10 each month, but please be as generous as you can afford to be.
We have a reduced join rate for students/unwaged:
Join for only £5/year