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American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 60173, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-592-1513 (phone)
215-592-1343 (fax)
  • 215-592-1513, ext. 1
  • To defend the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals as guaranteed by the constitutions of Pennsylvania and the United States with a comprehensive program including impact litigation, public education and advocacy.
  • Income guidelines: None; Geographic guidelines: Violation must occur in the state of Pennsylvania, although client need not be a resident of PA; Other guidelines: focus on clients with civil liberties problem best addressed through litigation.
  • Callers should leave a message at extension 1: calls will be returned M-F, 9 am – 5 pm and Sat., 11-3. (Walk-ins not accepted). Cases accepted present a civil liberties issue that needs to be addressed through litigation.

  • Civil liberties, civil rights, due process, Constitutional law, particularly First Amendment.
  • Litigation that is precedent-setting in order to maximize the legal impact with minimal resources or that enforces a clearly established Constitutional right.

    Public Education by the Speakers Bureau and staff members: The Speakers Bureau provides speakers to organizations, groups, and individuals throughout the state. The goal of this work is to educate the general public about their Constitutional rights and how they apply to their lives. Intake and referral service responds to individuals seeking legal advice or assistance. Some cases are taken; others are referred to appropriate agencies.

  • Reginald Shuford, Esq.
  • Mary Catherine Roper, Esq.