Assist is CONFIDENTIAL
Confidentiality is a key component of the Assist mission statement:
“Providing confidential help to lawyers, law students and their immediate families with personal issues.”
Confidentiality is a critical factor for those reaching out for assistance. When you access the professional counselling services and/or the Peer Support program through Assist your confidentiality is protected by:
- Our structure. Assist is an independent, charitable society. We are NOT part of the Law Society or any other entity.
- Professional counselling services are delivered by third party professionals who are governed by the strict confidentiality requirements of their own governing bodies. You are encouraged to speak with your counsellor about your confidentiality protections and the exceptions that exist.
- Professionals providing counselling services do not disclose your name to Assist staff, the Law Society of Alberta, or anyone else. The reporting we receive is all done on a generic, accumulated basis with no personal identifying information ever supplied.
- The peer volunteers who provide support through the Peer Support program are trained and fully understand the importance of confidentiality. Any records that are kept on the success of the program are generic in nature, and do not contain any identifying information.
- Assist recognizes that to be successful, we must maintain confidentiality. It is one of the cornerstones of the Assist Program.