ACLU of Maryland Legal Intake
Please use this form to ask our Legal Team for help. We only assist with issues that happened in Maryland. That includes issues that happened in Maryland to people who live in other states. Use this form even if you are unsure your issue could be a lawsuit or whether we accept cases like yours. We work hard to respond to every request.
Keep In Mind
- After you submit this form, we will write in 4 to 6 weeks to say 1) if we can help, 2) if we are doing other work that may benefit you, and 3) if there are other places to find help if we cannot help you.
- If your incident happened outside of Maryland, please find the correct ACLU office using this website (ACLU Offices).
- The ACLU of Maryland does not provide emergency legal help. For quick help, try finding private attorneys at the Maryland State Bar Association directory.
- Do not send the same request more than once. Reviewing new information slows our response to you.
- This form requires you to choose a sociopolitical race* and other identities. We only use this information to: 1) consider if you experienced discrimination, and 2) track internal-only data about our requests. We will not share this information in any way that identifies you without asking your permission first.
- If your issue involves a police encounter, you should submit this form and use our Policing Self-Help Resource.
- This form is only for legal help requests. For other requests or contact, please see the Contact Us page on our website.
Disclaimer: We will keep your name and identifying information confidential unless you give us permission to use it. In the rarest instance, we may be ordered to give records to a court. In those cases, we will notify you, make every effort to avoid sharing, and/or attempt to limit disclosure (for example, asking for records to be sealed or redacted).*We use "sociopolitical race" to specify how you relate to our social structure, which is important to our legal and anti-racism analyses. For more information about race as a social construct, please see this National Museum of African American History & Culture webpage, which links to other resources.