In the Courts

The ACLU of Virginia undertakes litigation when doing so is the most effective way to advance a civil liberties concern. We file lawsuits that will have an impact on people’s rights by setting a legal precedent or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. We both provide direct legal representation to people and file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of the ACLU’s legal work is on a pro bono basis; we never charge for our legal services.

Active Cases

Read about our current cases, which cover a wide range of issues.

Closed Cases

Read about our previous legal work on cases which are no longer active.