A legal recourse is an action that can be taken by an individual or a corporation to attempt to remedy a legal difficulty.
- A lawsuit if the issue is a matter of civil law
- Contracts that require mediation or arbitration before a dispute can go to court
- Referral to police or prosecutor for investigation and possible criminal charges if the matter is a criminal violation
- Petition to a legislature or other law-making body for a change in the law if a law is thought to be unjust.
- Petition to a president or governor or monarch other chief executive or other official with power to pardon.
- Arranged marriages may leave the woman without legal recourse.
- Bookies and confidence tricksters to block legal recourse.
- Victims of bullying may have legal recourse in the United States.
- The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 purportedly leaves consumer groups without legal recourse.
- Diploma mills and essay mills employ various legal techniques to leave their customers without legal recourse.
- In termination of employment, an employee may have legal recourse to challenge such a termination in at-will presumption of employment in the United States.
- Victims of joke theft have little legal recourse, but have occasionally exacted their own vengeance.
- Military tribunal
- Rumsfeld v. Padilla