Information about how the ACLU of Alaska accepts cases

The ACLU of Alaska is committed to protecting the rights of every Alaskan. However, due to limited resources and the enormous demand for representation, we cannot assist everyone who has a valid legal claim. Contacting the ACLU to describe your problem does not guarantee that the ACLU will represent you. You may wish to contact the Alaska Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service or contact an organization listed in this resource guideWe do not accept requests for assistance in-person or over the phone​. Please do not visit our office to submit a complaint. 

To request assistance:
1) Fill out this form​​.
2) Write us a letter​ ​describing your situation.
3) Email the form, your letter, and copies of any relevant documents to or mail them to:
ACLU of Alaska
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503
Please do not send original copies of documents as we cannot guarantee their return. We need both the form and letter to evaluate your request. The ACLU of Alaska will contact you if we need more information or wish to take your case. Note that it may take 4 - 6 weeks to receive a response from us.

Can the ACLU of Alaska advise me about my case?

The ACLU of Alaska cannot advise you about your case or provide other types of assistance (for example, reviewing your papers or conducting legal research) if we do not accept your case. This policy allows us to direct the necessary resources to those cases that we do accept.

Important note about deadlines

All legal claims have time deadlines. The deadlines may be different depending on who violated your rights and depending on what rights were violated. For some kinds of violations, you may need to file a claim with a government agency before you can sue, and these agencies usually have their own deadlines. The ACLU of Alaska cannot advise you about the deadlines that apply to your case. To protect your rights, please consult with an attorney promptly to find out what deadlines apply in your case.

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