The ACLU of Georgia works to protect and extend the civil liberties guaranteed primarily by the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution in our local Georgia community. We do this through filing lawsuits, educating the public, and lobbying in the Georgia Capitol. We take requests for legal assistance in writing only.

We can only take a limited number of cases, and with regret must turn down some requests even when serious injustice has occurred.

Note: If you think the government infringed upon your civil liberties outside of Georgia, look up your local ACLU affiliate to request legal help where the problem occurred.

Types of cases we consider

  • Freedom of Speech and Press: For example, a dean suspends a student for writing an article that criticizes the principal.
  • Freedom of Religion: The right to be free from government interference with your decision to practice any religion, or no religion at all. We also work to limit government-sponsored religious activity.
  • Freedom from unreasonable invasions of privacy.
  • Voting Rights: The right to register and vote, and the right to maintain  without facing unreasonable burdens.
  • Equal Protection: The right to be free from discirmination by the government on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
  • Systemic police and prosecutor misconduct

Types of cases we cannot accept

  • Denial of government benefits, such as unemployment, welfare, etc.
  • Criminal cases at any stage
  • Complaints against lawyers
  • Tax, immigration, asylum, or landlord-tenant problems
  • Divorce, child custody or neglect matters

If you think your request falls within the parameters above, you may file a complaint with our office.