Submit Confidential Report
Note: Some whistleblower laws have deadlines as short as 30 days.
The National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund ("NWLDEF") provides legal referrals to whistleblowers in search of competent counsel. The Attorney Referral Service (ARS) is composed of attorneys, from across the nation, interested in whistleblower cases. It is managed by the NWLDEFs Trustees, all of who are licensed attorneys with significant experience in whistleblower law. To view additional resources that are available to you, click here. You can also read the Attorney Referral Service's FAQ (http://bit.ly/ARSFAQ) and the disclaimer below.
Do not use this form for reporting wildlife crimes, please visit https://wildlifewhistleblower.org/submit-a-report to make a confidential wildlife crime report.
Your privacy is important to us. The information you provide using this form is saved directly to our server and not sent via email. Attorneys working with the NWLDEF will review the information provided. In addition, if you do not wish to submit this form online, you may print it out, fill in the answers and send it via a postal service.
WARNING: Do not use your company email system or computer network or any company owned devices when communicating with us.
DISCLAIMER: This form will to be used only to permit an attorney to confidentially evaluate your claim or case. It is not a commitment to provide legal representation. The NWLDEF is not affiliated with any government agency or court. 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 NWLDEF’s strict policy that the confidential report forms 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 we mutually agree to enter a representation arrangement, we will enter into a formal written agreement with you setting forth the scope and terms of our legal representation.
If a referral is made and you hire that attorney to represent you the NWLDEF 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 attorneys on the referral list do not pay any referral fees to the NWLDEF ARS. The ARS is a pro bono public service.
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Nothing on this web site should be interpreted as legal advice or
guidance as to whether or not you have a valid claim. The NWLDEF cannot
make any judgment on your case, or whether or not we can help you, until
after you provide the us with information and we have an opportunity
to review that information.
Questions regarding the Confidential Report Form, status of your report, and inquires about the Attorney Referral Service – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regardless of whether you are able to retain counsel through this service, it is absolutely imperative for whistleblowers to know their rights. We strongly suggest that you review the resources linked on The Whistleblowers Protection Blog.