Civil Rights

Civil Rights law encompasses the enforcement of Constitutional Rights which have been violated by an agent or agency of a local, state, or federal government.

The following list represents the subject matter panels established by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for Civil Rights Law. Some subject matter panels may not have lawyers participating under them. In this case, LRS has not found successful attorney applicants who qualify for a particular subject matter. LRS is not permitted to add attorneys who do not meet LRS standards. LRS will still maintain these panels in the event attorneys who do qualify for the subject matter will be available to represent members of the public in the future.

All of the subject matter panels listed in the area of Civil Rights Law are preceded by the designation CR. The areas are listed below and are located in a drop down box on the “Get a Referral” form.

  • CR: 1st Amendment Rights
  • CR: ADA
  • CR: Discrimination 
  • CR: Discrimination (Housing)
  • CR: Harassment
  • CR: Harassment (Sexual)
  • CR: Patient Rights
  • CR: Police Misconduct
  • CR: Prisoner Rights
  • CR: Wrongful Imprisonment