By John V. Berry, Esq., www.berrylegal.com
We often meet with civilian federal employees, military personnel and government contractors nationwide facing potential or actual security clearance issues. Many of the potential clients we meet with ask us what security clearance lawyers do and why they may need to hire one. Many individuals also ask what the appropriate time is in which to hire one. The usual answer we give is that it is best to do so very early in the process. We feel that the earlier in the process a person obtains legal advice about their security clearance concerns, if potential issues exist, the better they increase the odds of a successful outcome.