As a legal aid provider, we are bound to strict ethical obligations regarding client confidentiality. We are not allowed to disclose any information learned in the course of representation, or while the client was seeking out services, without their express permission.
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The names of our clients and of adverse parties are changed in our stories to maintain their anonymity. We do not want adverse parties to retaliate against them. The images used in our stories may or not may be the likeness of the described client. All other information in our stories, including the type and dates of actions and life histories of our clients, are accurate.
Clients may or may not be available to meet with donors. It is often harmful to our clients to meet with donors during the pendency of a case. After the case is over, we provide forums where former clients and donors can meet. A client's participation in these events is entirely voluntary.
Thank you for your help creating a safe space where all our clients feel welcome.