Legal Department

Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.

         

THE NAACP MAY PROVIDE LEGAL INFORMATION TO CONCERNED CITIZENS, BUT DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.  FOR LEGAL ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A LOCAL ATTORNEY.

Blog Posts

Your Rights When Recording The Police

Your right to record the police.

Continuing to Make Strides: 50 Years Post the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In light of the many civil rights anniversaries in 2014--we continue to reflect and move forward.

Law Fellows Begin Assignment

The NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program selects new fellows for the NAACP's National Office.

NAACP Defends Clean Air and Pollution Controls in Court

The NAACP supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, joins with other organizations to defend in court.