PRIVACY: Your privacy is important to us. All communications with the NWC/NWLDEF
are treated as strictly confidential to the fullest extent of the law.
Attorneys working with the NWC/NWLDEF will review the information provided.
In addition, if you do not wish to submit this form online, you may
print it, fill in the answers, and send it via a postal service. We
consider the submission and content of this form to fall within the
confines of the attorney-client and work product privileges, and will
treat the information we receive accordingly. Please understand that
although we consider your communication with us to be privileged, we are
not your attorneys and do not represent you.
USE OF EMAIL WARNING: Do not use your company email system, cell
phone or computer network or any company owned devices when
communicating with us. In addition, you may wish to use a computer that
is not your computer (e.g. library/internet café) to set up a new email
account that is not associated with any of your other accounts for
communicating with us.
DISCLAIMER AND REFERRAL POLICY: This form will be used only to permit an attorney to confidentially evaluate your claim or case. It is not a commitment to provide legal representation. The NWC/NWLDEF is not affiliated with any government agency or court, and is committed to trying to locate private attorneys to represent qualified whistleblowers. Hitting the "submit" button does not constitute the filing of a claim with any government agency or court. Regardless of our evaluation of your situation, the contents of the form shall remain confidential.
It is NWC/NWLDEF’s strict policy that the confidential report form you submit shall remain confidential. We consider the submission and content of this form to fall within the confines of the attorney-client and work product privileges and will treat the information we receive accordingly. Please understand that although we consider your communication with us to be privileged, we are not your attorneys and do not represent you. Should the attorney to whom we make a referral and you) mutually agree to enter a representation arrangement, the attorney will enter into a formal written agreement with you setting forth the scope and terms of legal representation. Until you have a signed agreement, you do not have an attorney.
If a referral is made and you hire that attorney to represent you, the NWC/NWLDEF Wildlife Whistleblower ARS will have no further involvement with your case. Furthermore, it is up to you to independently evaluate the quality of any attorney/law firm to which a referral is made. A referral does not constitute an endorsement of the attorney/law firm. The Wildlife Whistleblower ARS is a pro bono public service. It works closely with the National Whistleblower Center (www.whistleblowers.org), but is an independent attorney-managed legal organization, whose actions are covered under the attorney-client and attorney work product privileges. All communications with the NWC/NWLDEF are treated as strictly confidential to the fullest extent of the law.
You are not charged any fee for using this service. However, if an attorney agrees to represent you, and you obtain a reward, the attorney may be obligated to pay a referral fee to the NWC. You do not pay this fee, and should not be billed for this fee. The attorney pays this fee from the attorney's fees he or she collects as outlined in your representation agreement. If an attorney for whom we have made a referral attempts to charge you for this fee, please contact us a soon as possible.