Legal

The law can be a tool for justice or for domination. The law can be used to empower and transform, or to oppress and degrade. It can secure a participatory democracy, or it can preserve tyranny of the majority. The law can imprison or liberate. It can honor the sanctity of life and create strong families and communities, or it can facilitate the destruction of human lives and families in the service of powerful interests.

The Detroit Branch NAACP understands that by harnessing this powerful tool, we can empower all Americans. The Detroit Branch NAACP has historically had many of its most celebrated and powerful victories in the courts. Our legal department works tirelessly in continuing this proud tradition. Detroit Branch NAACP attorneys work on the front lines of the battle for freedom, often at the expense of their own comfort and even personal safety.

Detroit Branch NAACP attorneys not only continue the traditional fight against discrimination – through lawsuits against discriminatory retailers and segregated school systems, but they also help expand the legal rights of people of color through innovative and groundbreaking litigation.

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    • Thank you M. Leaves for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Website content is developed by Detroit Branch NAACP staff. If you should have additional questions please feel free to contact us to discuss further. We hope you will visit again as we will have new updates on Legal posted regularly.

  1. While working in the city of Detroit, MI at a local Sunoco gas station i was being discriminated against constantly by one of my co-workers. I had explained to the owner about the behaivor and he didnt care that i felt uncomfortable in the situation. So therefore i was forced to quit my job because he refused to defend me and my rights. This has now left me unemployed with no way to provide for my family, while the the other employee still remains employed there. I would like to know what i can do in or about this situation?

    • Hello Michael and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Every first Wednesday of the month from 10:00A.M. – 3:00P.M., we offer our Ask the Lawyer Program. The program allows for a free 15 minute consultation with attorney regarding your legal matter. In addition, we partner with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to address complaints of discrimination. For more information please contact our office at 313-871-2087.

      Lastly, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

    • Hello Martez and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Every first Wednesday of the month from 10:00A.M. – 3:00P.M., we offer our Ask the Lawyer Program. The program allows for a free 15 minute consultation with attorney regarding your legal matter. In addition, we partner with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to address complaints of discrimination. For more information please contact our office at 313-871-2087.
      Lastly, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

    • Hello Alphonse and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Every first Wednesday of the month from 10:00A.M. – 3:00P.M., we offer our Ask the Lawyer Program. The program allows for a free 15 minute consultation with attorney regarding your legal matter. In addition, we partner with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to address complaints of discrimination. For more information please contact our office at 313-871-2087.

      Lastly, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

    • Hello Glenn and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Someone will be in contact with you soon and we look forward to your continued participation and support. We encourage you to attend our General Membership Meetings every 4th Thursday of each Month, visit our website, or contact our office at 313-871-2087 for all monthly updates. Additionally, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

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