Civil rights attorneys are both legal representatives and fierce advocates of some of our most important legal rights. If you are a victim of discrimination due to your race, sex, age, religion, ethnicity, physical/mental disability or sexual orientation, you should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. The civil rights laws can be complex, and most of us wouldn’t have any idea where to start if our rights have been violated. Civil rights lawyers are knowledgable about the special procedures required to file a civil rights complaint and how to explain to a judge or jury how what happened to you violated your civil rights. Its not enough to simply say you’ve been discriminated against, it must be proven in accordance with the law. If you feel your civil rights have been violated at work, school, with regard to your home, or with any interaction with the government, don’t ignore your instincts. Discuss your situation with a civil rights attorney to learn more about your legal options. That’s why the civil rights laws are in place – to protect each of us from being treated unfairly with regard to our fundamental rights.