CII's Provides Counseling, Other Information Services, and Access to Attorneys
CII offers a range of services to help CIA and other intelligence officers who may need information, counseling about options, legal representation, or access to other expert assistance whether or not they need lawyers. These experts can help intelligence officers better identify, understand, and manage the personal risks associated with the conduct of authorized intelligence activities. These risks can be daunting, particularly if people feel they have no place to turn for help.
Awareness of and Protection from Risks
Intelligence officers face legal risks and challenges they might not fully understand and that can burden them with thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses to protect themselves in the event of civil, criminal, congressional, or other investigations or proceedings, or to otherwise assert their legal and civil rights. Often these officers may not know if they need legal assistance or where they can find suitable legal representation at reasonable costs if they do.
Legal Problems Can Bring Financial Burden
That “nobody should go broke for their good faith service to country” has been a driving principle since the founding of the Council on Intelligence Issues, and CII's provides assistance to help serve that objective.
To learn more about how the CII and its networks of experts help intelligence employees, contractors, and their families cope with the challenges that often go with the job, see below for information about our IntelAid Assistance publications and one-on-one, no cost counseling sessions and how to get access to our network of attorneys and other experts.