Navigating the Legal System
Until women no longer need the assistance of the court to eliminate sex discrimination in school and at work, they need to know the laws that protect them and understand the legal process.
In these web pages, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides a brief introduction to applicable federal, administrative, and judicial systems. (State statutes and civil rights laws may also be applicable, but they are not addressed here.) Included are
- Definitions of Legal Terms
- Finding an Attorney
- Questions to Ask an Attorney
- Before Filing a Lawsuit (OCR and EEOC Processes)
- The Court System
- Legal Resources
Disclaimer: LAF is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and assumes no responsibility for these materials. Case law and statutes can change without notice and are often specific to one jurisdiction only. These web pages are solely for informational purposes. The information is not intended to be, nor should it be considered, a substitute for legal or professional advice rendered by a competent attorney or other professional.