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Access to CII's Legal Networks
The CII will make information about private lawyers available upon request and at no charge to current and former officers of the CIA and their families, others seeking help because of issues arising fromt their acting on behalf of CIA and, as appropriate, current and former associates of other elements of the intelligence community.
CII can assist persons who seek personal legal representation in many ways, first by discussing options, pro's and con's. Sometimes it might become clear immediately whether a person needs help from private lawyers or other experts. The CII helps intelligence officers get the assistance they need, no matter who gives it.
Individuals in CII’s legal networks have:
Experience to provide advice and counsel about the unique challenges and risks arising out of the activities of intelligence personnel, including those carried out in connection with their services to the country related to national security and combatting terrorism.
Current or past security clearances and a reasonable expectation of being able to obtain the requisite security clearances to represent CIA and other intelligence officers in connection with legal matters related to their involvement in classified activities and other sensitive matters.
What does all this cost?
The CII provides assistance without charge. Although CII tries to identify lawyers who are willing to provide services without cost to the employees or at reduced fees, any agreements for legal representation are strictly between the lawyer and the intelligence officer on terms they alone may determine.
Does CII represent employees?
The CII provides information and counseling, but does not provide or participate in the provision of legal advice or personal representation of CIA or other intelligence officers.
If you think you need the assistance of legal counsel, or if you are not sure, please
write to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
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The Council on Intelligence Issues (CII) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2010 to educate intelligence personnel and the public about important intelligence and other national security interests. CII helps current and former officers, employees, and families of the CIA and other intelligence community agencies who may need legal counseling or other assistance in connection with their intelligence service.