Fwd: Intake Matter
———- Forwarded message ——— From: ACLU of Illinois <ACLUofIllinois@aclu-il.org> Date: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:27 PM Subject: Intake Matter To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
July 7, 2020
Dear Mr. Hambrick:
Thank you for contacting the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. We have reviewed your situation carefully and we regret to inform you that we will not be able to accept your case.
The ACLU office is a legal center that involves itself with broad impact, constitutional litigation. These are usually issues where the government has abused constitutional rights. Unfortunately, we regret that most cases of individual unfairness or injustice cannot be accepted.
We receive more than 20,000 requests annually for legal assistance. Our resources are limited and we can only act upon a small percentage of the requests.
The fact that we cannot help you, however, does not mean that your case has no merit. It may be that we are handling a similar case, that the case does not involve a novel issue pertaining to civil liberties, or that we do not have the resources to handle the case. We are generally unable to help with situations related to criminal cases.
You should know that there is a limited time in which legal action may be pursued, sometimes referred to as a statute of limitations. You might be wise to ask an attorney for advice about preserving any rights you may have or perhaps the organization shown below may be of further assistance:
*Judicial Inquiry Board *
100 West Randolph, Suite 14-500
Chicago, IL 60601
Please accept our regrets that we cannot help you with your situation.
The Intake Department