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How do you find a pro bono civil rights attorney?

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The American Bar Association provides a directory of free legal help resources, including pro bono attorneys. A pro bono civil rights attorney can be found by navigating to a specific state's free legal help resources, and then directly contacting the appropriate association.

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How do you find a pro bono civil rights attorney?
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The Division of Legal Services, a part of the American Bar Association, allows website visitors to select the state in which a pro bono civil rights attorney is needed. Select the link for Free Legal Help, and then select Pro Bono to find a list of statewide and local pro bono associations with contact information. Each association has a description of the type of cases that it usually accepts, according to the American Bar Association. Find an association that takes civil rights cases, and contact them directly by phone or mail.

If you cannot find an association in your area that specifically accepts civil rights cases, look for legal cases that may be related, such as individual rights. For example, in Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Bar Association's Center for Volunteer Legal Resources does not specifically list civil rights as a case type, but does list individual rights, notes the American Bar Association. Even if your local association does not usually accept pro bono civil rights cases, it may be able to provide additional resources.

There are other sources of free legal help beyond pro bono attorneys. The American Bar Association also details those additional resources in each state.

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