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SEAN: Often people use social media as a resource to get ideas of how to advocate for themselves. Such posts are not always shared with the NAD so the NAD often isn’t aware. For the NAD to take on a case that changes the system, the person involved has to contact the NAD directly. Sometimes we have people sending us a direct message on social media of a video or a post but we cannot take any action until the person involved contacts the NAD. Because of legal ethics, we also cannot discuss with the community or share with anyone if they did contact us or not. We also cannot discuss the case publicly, whether we’re involved or not. We respond to every inquiry, emphasizing referrals if we can’t take a case. Every inquiry requires a few weeks to process. We want to make sure people get the legal support they need — if the NAD has not sent an email confirming their initial inquiry, we encourage people to follow up with the NAD Front Desk.
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