Since 2011, Alicia Aiken has been the Executive Director of
Confidentiality Institute, a national organization protecting crime victim privacy. Ms. Aiken and Confidentiality Institute specialize in developing and delivering targeted, entertaining & interactive training that empowers helping professionals to implement survivor-centered practices while complying with the law. Beyond training, Ms. Aiken excels in coaching a variety of helping professionals in fundamental communication, negotiation, collaboration, and supervision skills.
In 2014, Ms. Aiken has launched the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety
Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Project for the American Bar Association, headed up a
national discussion with National Network to End Domestic Violence on cloud
computing and crime victim privacy, and led the ground-breaking Practicing Law
Institute web course on Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client.
Previously, Ms. Aiken spent 15 years with LAF (Legal Assistance
Foundation), the largest legal services program in Illinois, where she
represented victims of domestic violence and people living in poverty in a wide
variety of complex legal matters. While at LAF, Ms. Aiken rose to the position
of Director of Training, Pro Bono and Client Support Services.
University of Michigan saw fit to grant Alicia Aiken
undergraduate and law degrees in 1992 and 1995 (Go blue!), and she has practiced
trial and appellate law in Illinois, Vermont, and Michigan. She has been
privileged to teach for University of Michigan, DePaul College of Law, the
American Bar Association, the Office on Violence Against Women, National Council
of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Allstate Foundation, Break the Cycle, the
National Network to End Domestic Violence, and statewide domestic and sexual
violence coalitions across the U.S.