Información y asistencia legal (en español)

Welcome to the National Women’s Law Center’s legal assistance intake. On this page you will find information about our intake process, information about the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, our intake form through which you can request assistance, and additional resources.

Intake Process

The National Women’s Law Center receives many requests for legal assistance each day and provides direct representation in only a small number of matters. The Center’s expertise centers primarily on sex discrimination (including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, discrimination based on reproductive health care decisions, etc.). If you are seeking help with a matter related to sex discrimination and the Center is not able to represent you, we may be able to provide you with potentially helpful legal information and a listing of attorneys in our Legal Network for Gender Equity in your area who may be willing to take on your case.  Attorneys participating in the Legal Network for Gender Equity have agreed to provide free initial consultations in these types of cases. While some attorneys in the Network can takes cases for a reduced fee or pro bono, some will not. If you contact an attorney from the Network, you should ask questions about the fees and costs of the representation and other matters to ensure that you wish to engage the attorney.  

If your situation does not relate to an issue involving sex discrimination, we may direct you to another resource. We cannot assist in criminal cases or in cases of medical malpractice, divorce and custody, child support, or domestic violence. If you are seeking assistance in one of these types of cases, please see the resources listed below the form.

If you are having trouble getting birth control or other important women’s health needs met without a co-pay or out-of-pocket costs, as required by law, visit CoverHer.org or call our free hotline at 1-866-745-5487.

TIME’S UP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, connects those who experience sexual misconduct including assault, harassment, abuse and related retaliation in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance. To learn more about the Fund’s origins, read our FAQs, or donate to the Fund, please click here. The Fund will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases based on specific criteria and availability of funds. To download an application and apply for funding for legal fees or costs, please click here. Only attorneys may apply for funding. Individuals who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation may also be eligible to receive public relations and media help in appropriate circumstances. If you are interested in learning more about how to seek this public relations assistance, please indicate so on the form below. Questions? Contact us at legalnetwork@nwlc.org.

Intake Form
All request forms will be treated confidentially.  We will not share or sell your information. We will only use your email address or phone number to respond to you directly.

This form is for use by the National Women’s Law Center to evaluate your request for legal information and/or assistance. It does not mean that the Center has agreed to represent you.  You are responsible for meeting any filing deadlines associated with your legal claims.

For technical issues completing the intake form below, please contact us at legalnetwork@nwlc.org. This form should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. Please do not click the ‘back’ button on your browser or we may not receive your completed application. We will not see your intake unless you have filled out each page of the form and pressed submit. 

Other Resources

Please note, that by providing these links to other websites we are not endorsing or approving of the information or products offered on those sites.

Federal Agencies

Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
Department of Labor
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

General Resources

LawHelp.org
AVVO

Lawyer Referral

American Bar Association
National Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Legal Aid Directory
Directory of Local Bar Associations – many have hotline and helpline services

Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence find-a-lawyer service
Womenslaw.org
ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
Volunteer Lawyer’s Project

Divorce, Custody, and Child Support
Note: As a first resource for legal assistance for divorce, custody, and child support, please contact your local Legal Aid bureau or local bar association lawyer referral service.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
LawHelp.org