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Subpoena Defense Project

The ABA and the Confidentiality Institute have partnered to develop the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project, supporting attorneys nationwide who want to provide pro bono assistance to victim service programs responding to subpoenasCases are typically brief, usually requiring straightforward negotiation and/or a single court appearance. 

Attorneys can take advantage of the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Attorney Manual (link below on this page).  For access to additional resources, including a link to a pre-recorded webinar training and on-demand technical assistance, please email Alicia Aiken, Director of Confidentiality Institute at [email protected].  

This project was made possible by the generous support of
the ABA Board of Governors' Enterprise Fund 


Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Attorney Manual

Summary Chart of State Advocate Confidentiality Laws

In re Subpoena to Crisis Connection, Inc. v. Ronald K. Fromme, No. 19S05-1012-CR-678 (Ind. 2011)

National Organization for Victim Assistance Code of Professional Ethics for Victim Assistance Providers

NNEDV Directory of State Domestic Violence Coalitions

NSVRC Directory of State Sexual Assault Coalitions

ABA Directory of Pro Bono Programs

ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in Civil Protection Order Cases

Victim Rights Amicus Brief