A FREE CASE REVIEW PROCESS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS
The Fund’s intake process has changed over the years.
Today the process works as follows:
- When a whistleblower fills out a confidential, secure intake form, the intake process begins. An experienced whistleblower attorney reviews each submission.
- The Fund contracts with an outside experienced whistleblower law firm whose attorneys are licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Attorneys from this law firm review every intake and make all decisions regarding the intakes. This review is conducted free of charge on a pro bono basis.
- The Trustees of the Fund are not involved, in any way, with the review of intakes and do not make any decisions related to any of the intakes.
- From time to time, a Fund attorney, or a private attorney working with the Fund, will also call a whistleblower who submitted an intake to determine whether the Fund can provide additional assistance or representation to the whistleblower. All of these communications are covered under the attorney-client privilege.
- If a Fund (or one of its cooperating attorneys) contacts you, please understand that the Fund is not representing you. You must continue to locate an attorney until you have a signed, written agreement with an attorney.
- The Fund may determine that it is unable to provide you with any assistance. If this occurs, the Fund will provide you with a list of legal organizations and referral services that may help you locate an attorney.
- The Fund will send you a close-out letter, hopefully within 30-days of your submitting your intake. If you do not receive a message, it is your responsibility to contact the Fund and ask about your case’s status. Please remember that neither a Trustee of the Fund or an attorney for the Fund represent you until you have a signed written agreement with one of these attorneys.