Safe4Athletes does not recommend any one lawyer or firm. However it is important to get the legal help that you need in the event that a coach or person in authority has harmed you.

The Legal Aid society is a national autonomous organization that offers PRO Bono services locally throughout the US.  Search for an office near you

All lawyers are obligated to do some pro bono (free) service.  Such service is often limited to low income individuals or non-profit organizations.  Large law firms have more human resources and tend to have more expansive pro bono programs.  Think about attorneys you know and ask for their help and advice on firms to contact.  Be sure to query the firm about their criteria to qualify for pro bono assistance.

USOC Safe Sport Program (read full article here)

Safe Sport Legal Referral Network has been formed thanks to a group of generous firms and legal professionals committed to providing legal support to NGBs, free of charge, to aid them in appropriately investigating claims of athlete maltreatment.

The Olympic community is grateful for the support of the following firms:
* Arent Fox,
* Foley & Lardner LLP,
* Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP,
* Paul Weiss,
* Sidley Austin LLP,
* White & Case,

Other Resources

For help on how to choose a lawyer click here


Victims Rights

Sexual Violence Law Center

Rape and Sexual Assault Limitations By State








Every athlete deserves a safe and positive sports environment. SPEAK UP if the way you are being treated feels wrong. 
If you need advice in sorting through a situation or concern. SAFE4ATHLETES is here to help.

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