If you would like the ACLU of Utah to review your case, request for assistance, or civil liberties complaint, please submit a request in writing for us to review. You may call (801) 521-9862 ext 104 and leave your name and mailing address so we can send you an information packet that includes the appropriate form.
The ACLU of Utah can only review cases in writing.
The ACLU of Utah does not have staff to answer the phone personally,
to see people on a walk-in basis, or to give legal advice over the
phone or by email.
The ACLU of Utah will only consider a case if it involves the government,
either through a government representative or through a city, county,
or state law.
The ACLU of Utah will not take on cases that other organizations
are better able to handle. Please see our list of resources
for people seeking legal assistance for an agency that may be
better suited to address your complaint.
The ACLU of Utah is unable to assist people in emergency situations.
If your complaint has any time constraints, please do not wait to
hear from us before taking other action.
The ACLU of Utah has a policy of not interfering with the work of
other attorneys. If you already have an attorney, please have your
attorney contact us if she or he feels that a constitutional issue
is present and would like our assistance.
The ACLU of Utah can only accept complaints about issues that have
occurred in Utah. If you wish to report something from another state,
please see our national
directory and contact the ACLU affiliate located in that state.
Once we receive your complaint we will print it out and review it carefully. This process could take two to six weeks. We will notify you if we determine we are able to assist you. If you do not hear from us it is either because your complaint does not fit within our guidelines or is beyond the scope of our limited resources.
Because of the amount of complaints and requests for legal information we receive, we often have to make difficult choices when deciding on the types of issues that we can adequately address. If we do not take your case, we are unable to give any legal advice.
You should be aware that there is a limited time in which legal action may be pursued, sometimes referred to as a statute of limitations. You may want to contact an attorney for advice about preserving any rights that you may have.
Racial Profiling by Utah Law Enforcement After Passage of HB 497 "Utah's Show Me Your Papers" Law
The American Civil Liberties Union is committed to stopping abuse, wrongdoing, and racial profiling by law enforcement officers. In order to do this, we need to know the types of problems occurring in the community. That is why we are asking you to fill out this form.