Legal Action

We advocate for families in crisis, facilitating legal assistance through pro-bono lawyers.

Don’t Bully Me (DBM) Project

If you are a victim of bullying, legal action may be an option.  The Don’t Bully Me (DBM) Project was inspired by David Bartlett Molak (DBM).  The DBM Project helps families in crisis or need find pro bono legal support for minors (children under the age of 18) and their parents or guardians.

  • Answer legal questions
  • Provide legal advice
  • Educate the parents/guardians of children who are the target of bullying about their legal rights and remedies that may exist in their particular situations
  • Step in and take civil legal action in an attempt to make the bullying stop

Volunteer attorneys may send cease and desist letters to the parents of bullies making them aware of the situation, demand the bullying stop immediately, and if it does not stop, advise them of the legal actions that will be taken to ensure it does end.

Ultimately, if the harassment continues, the attorney may recommend pursuit of available legal remedies in court. In appropriate situations, attorneys file civil lawsuits against the parents of children who bully and the bullies themselves, utilizing the civil court system to obtain court orders tailored to the specific situation commanding the bullying to stop.

In instances where bullies are using technology to hide, attorneys use the civil court system to try to unmask their identity so the bullies can be confronted to bring an end to the bullying.

If you are completing the DBM Project request for help form, we know that your child needs help. Upon completion you will receive a phone call from the DLF office within 24-48 business hours. During this call we will talk through your available resources. If a referral to one of our pro-bono attorneys is the logical next step, we will work to connect you with one within 72 business hours. Please note, we cannot always guarantee immediate connection with a pro-bono attorney, but will do our best to connect you as quickly as possible.

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