The SPLC's current legal work is focused in five areas — immigrant justice, juvenile justice, school discipline reform, LGBT-rights and lawsuits against hate groups.
We do not handle any other matters at this time. We do not have the legal staff to accept individual legal cases.
If you need an attorney, we suggest you contact your state bar association to request an attorney referral.
Listed below are some other resources that may be able to help you find an attorney in your area or assist you generally with information:
- The American Bar Association's Find Legal Help
- National Employment Lawyers' Association
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (file a discrimination complaint), (800) 552-6843
- National Lawyers Guild
- Legal Services Corporation (legal aid offices for low-income people)
- National Disabilities Rights Network (for state offices that handle disability and special education cases)
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (special education)
- Americans Civil Liberties Union (list of state ACLU affiliates)
- NAACP (list of local NAACP branches)
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Database (resources for Public Interest advocates)
- Southern Center for Human Rights
- Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
- National Fair Housing Advocate Online (housing discrimination)
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (employment discrimination)
- ACLU National Prison Project
- The Innocence Project (for prison inmates seeking post-conviction DNA testing to prove their innocence)
- Other Innocence Projects
If you believe that your request for legal assistance falls into one of our four areas of concentration — immigrant justice, juvenile justice, school discipline reform, and lawsuits against hate groups — and you would like to send us your request, please complete the following form.
Please note that due to the large volume of requests we receive, legal staff will not be able to respond personally to every request.