Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans.
The Waukesha NAACP may provide information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney.
The Waukesha NAACP does NOT provide legal advice, legal representation, or any other legal assistance.
If you need the assistance of an attorney, please contact the State Bar of Wisconsin for a referral.
We do not get involved in matters not involving race discrimination.
QUICK FACTS TO REMEMBER BEFORE FILING A COMPLAINT WITH THE WAUKESHA NAACP.
1. We Are NOT Your Lawyer!
The Waukesha NAACP Legal Redress Committee does not provide legal representation, nor do we provide direct programs and services. The Legal Redress Committee does investigate allegations of discrimination.
2. We do NOT Provide Legal Advice!
While the Legal Redress Committee cannot offer legal advice, we can be partners in mediation or refer complainants to attorneys. If you believe that you have experienced a Civil Rights violation or discrimination in employment, education, housing, government services , etc. Except for unusual circumstances, our Legal Redress Committee can act only after they have received your signed statement.
3. We are not attorneys.
If you need an attorney, we have three attorneys who have agreed to consider cases of discrimination. Once an attorney has been retained, Legal Redress will no longer be directly involved.
4. We Investigate Your Written Complaint!
It is important to know that the investigation/fact finding process requires us to hear both sides of a dispute. Educating the community about civil rights and community building is very important to our mission within NAACP. Therefore, it is our role to facilitate conversation between the two parties and, wherever possible, to mediate/negotiate a resolution that is amenable to both. There are occasions when individual cases of discrimination can uncover systemic discrimination, that is, discrimination throughout an entire business or other entity. In such a case, our local NAACP informs the Regional NAACP office.
5. We Are Merely Volunteers!
Understand that Legal Redress is a volunteer committee. We are not lawyers or judicial authorities. Our Mission is to provide fact finding, mediation, and to match needs with resources where and whenever possible. NAACP services are also contingent on availability of funds and volunteers.