Apply for Funds

The RTSO fund is managed by a national Board of Directors and dispersed to applicants on a quarterly basis according to availability and need. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

In order to be eligible for legal expense coverage, defendants must show that they investigated pro bono and low-cost legal representation. If you have not yet done so and would like a list of potential pro bono and low-cost resources, use Your local Legal Aid Society and/or Bar Association may also be able to help with referrals.

Applications may be submitted to info [at] righttospeakout [dot] org. Please be sure to include:

  • • Your name (as listed on the lawsuit)
  • • The jurisdiction the lawsuit is filed in
  • • The date the lawsuit was filed
  • • An estimate of the expenses you are seeking coverage for. If we decide we are able to fund your case, we will ask you for a more detailed itemized list at that point. In additional to legal fees and court costs, costs incurred in assuring the health or safety of the defendant(s) are eligible for coverage.