American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The American Civil Liberties Union is an example of an agency employing paralegals which is supported by foundation grants and private donations.
The national headquarters is located in New York City. There are affiliate organizations located through¬ out the United States. The larger affiliates and the national headquarters employ paralegals. Some of the larger affiliates are located in California, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.
This organization deals with issues that relate to civil liberties as set out in the United States Constitution. Some examples of the kinds of cases that the ACLU may become involved in against the government and its agencies include sex discrimination, abortion, separation of church and state, children's rights, alien rights, and pornography. These cases are often controversial in nature.
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