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Due to limited resources, the ACLU-WA is only able to take on a relatively small number of cases – cases that will have a big impact on a large number of people. We are also unable to act as a general legal service provider. Please also note that the ACLU-WA only addresses matters that occur in Washington state. If you are concerned about an issue from another state, please contact that state’s ACLU office. Click here for a map of other ACLU offices.
For those issues and cases that we are not able to assist with, the ACLU-WA’s Information and Referral Program (IRP) provides legal information and referrals to other organizations, agencies and attorneys that may be in a better position to assist. Please review the ways IRP can be reached below.
Write the ACLU-WA’s IRP at the following address:
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
Information and Referral Program
PO Box 2728
Seattle, WA 98111-2728
We only respond to letters that are written to the ACLU-WA. We do not respond to copies of letters sent to other groups. Response time varies, but typically ranges between two to four weeks. E-mail responses are more prompt; if you have an e-mail address, please include it in your letter. Please see below for other information to include in your letter.
IRP counselors answer calls on the IRP line 206.624.2180, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please note that we do not accept voicemail messages or return calls on the IRP line.
The counselor may be able to provide general legal information and referrals to other organizations over the phone but may also send information via email or mail. Depending on the issues you raise, the counselor may ask you to send additional information.