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Aclu Legal Aid

We do not offer emergency services. All requests for mutual legal assistance must be submitted in writing. We do not conduct in-person interviews and do not accept walk-in visits or phone calls regarding legal assistance. In these and other matters, you can consult legal counsel through the Massachusetts Bar Assn (MBA) Lawyer Referral Service at 617-654-0400 or online. You can find information about the other people you want to contact for help by clicking on the links in each topic. Please note that any content or links to these resources are provided for informational purposes only. ACLUM does not promote or promote any of the resources listed, but mentions them as a neutral and distinct third party. Nor can ACLUM guarantee that the information provided is up to date. No. Filing a complaint as part of the admissions process does not guarantee that the ACLU-NC will provide legal assistance or advice.

Hundreds of requests for help are submitted each month, and there are many cases and issues of injustice and injustice that the ACLU-NC simply cannot handle. The legal department of the ACLU Foundation of Northern California is not a legal aid organization, such as the Office of the Public Defender or other neighborhood legal services, that provide legal services to low-income people, including legal advice regarding specific cases. The main objective of the Foundation`s Litigation Department is to conduct effective cases that defend and promote the fundamental guarantees of civil rights and individual freedoms protected by federal and state constitutions. There may be delays that could affect your lawsuit or complaint. If you`re wondering if the time to file your complaint will be over, you shouldn`t rely on filing an ACLU complaint to protect yourself. You should consult a lawyer of your choice. The ACLU is not a legal mediation service. For a list of attorneys and/or information about organizations that help low-income Texans in legal matters, we encourage you to review the following: If we do not accept your case, the ACLU will not be able to advise you on your case, answer questions, or provide other types of assistance — for example, review documents or conduct legal research, to support you. This policy allows us to focus the necessary resources on the cases we accept.

You can submit a request via our online form, which is available HERE, or you can email us at legalresources@aclum.org. Please provide your name, phone number, email address and a brief description of the legal issue, even if you cannot complete the full form. Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting them. When can the police arrest you – and what can they legally demand? You have freedom of speech, but are there things you can`t say or do? What are your rights at school? ACLU legal experts answer important questions about your rights in a series of Know Your Rights guides. Check out our full list of Know Your Rights documents. • Shelter Legal Services, VLP: 857-317-4474; vlpnet.org/• BBA Military Legal Helpline: 800-552-7046; bostonbarlawyer.org/pages/areas-military• Veterans Legal Services: 857-317-4474; veteranslegalservices.org/• MA Veterinary Department. Services: 617-210-5480; www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-veterans-services • Eastern Regional Legal Admission (ERLI): 617-603-1700; vlpnet.org/get-help/• Local Legal Advisory Offices – meet at www.masslegalservices.org/FindLegalAid• Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless: 781-595-7570; mahomeless.org/ Don`t wait for an answer from us. Your problem may have a deadline for legal action. Seek the help of a lawyer immediately. We may contact you for more information. Please submit a short letter explaining your situation.

Please do not submit originals or multiple copies of documents, as their safe return to the sender cannot be guaranteed. If the ACLU-NC wishes to contact you for more information, additional documents should be sent at that time. The small staff of the ACLU-NC is not able to carefully verify much of the evidence received, as the San Francisco office alone receives thousands of letters requesting legal assistance each year. Call 213-977-5253 and provide your name, daytime phone number, and a brief description of the issue you wish to discuss. Your call will be returned by one of our volunteer pre-selectors; They are not lawyers and cannot give you legal advice. Nor can they refer you to individual private lawyers. They can send you appropriate recommendations to other organizations that may be helpful and provide their supervisor with some information about your cases for review. • Office of the Attorney General, Seniors Hotline: 888-243-5337• Executive Office of Seniors Affairs: 800-922-2275; www.mass.gov/service-details/ombudsman-programs• MA Senior Legal Hotline: 800-342-5297; www.mass.gov/service-details/ombudsman-programs• Women`s Bar Foundation Elder Law Project: 617-651-2357; www.wbawbf.org/wbf-projects/• Local Legal Services Program: www.masslegalservices.org/FindLegalAid To inquire about NYCLU`s assistance, please complete the Legal Assistance Request Form (PDF) and send it to NYCLU by mail, fax, or email. It is important that you do not send us any documents or legal documents, as we cannot guarantee their return. If we need more information, we will contact you.

Be sure to provide a mailing address. The Florida ACLU receives thousands of requests for assistance each year. Because our employee time is dedicated to changing the state of civil rights and civil liberties in Florida through our programmatic work, we are unable to respond to the vast majority of requests for assistance. If you are looking for legal counsel, we recommend that you read the list of support contacts suggested by the Florida ACLU for legal help. (For Spanish, click here. A Kreyol version is coming soon.) When you apply for help, it is important that you immediately seek legal assistance elsewhere. If you would like to file a complaint, click here to complete our legal complaint form. If you are looking for legal assistance, please read the instructions below. Lawsuits can affect a large number of people in two ways.

First, we sometimes question a policy or practice that directly affects many people. For example, if the state reduced funds for abortions from the annual budget, thousands of poor women would be affected. Second, an action brought on behalf of one person may have a greater impact on other persons if it introduces or extends legal protection. For example, a lawsuit challenging the denial of health care in a clinic for an HIV-positive person if successful could set a precedent for thousands of patients in the future. Contact the Civil Liberties Hotline so that your legal issue can be reviewed by ACLU-NC staff. The hotline has trained volunteer advisors who will alert the ACLU-NC legal team to your case if you have a complaint that meets the listed criteria. Volunteer advisors are not lawyers themselves and cannot give you legal advice or refer you to a private lawyer, but if possible, they can refer you to another resource or agency.

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