VII. ESTATE REPRESENTATION. No additional charge.
VIII. WORKERS COMPENSATION:
Members receive representation in Workers’ Compensation matters. No upfront costs for accepted contingency fee cases. For non-contingency fee matters, the members shall receive $2,000 of legal services and additional covered costs up to $400.
IX. MEDICAL RETIREMENT:
Members receive free consultations regarding state or employer provided disability retirement matters. If member desires to have legal representation in the disability retirement process, the firm will provide representation to member at a discounted rate.
X. DISCOUNTED RATE:
for other legal services for members:
A discounted rate per hour or a contingency fee reduced to 25% for all legal services not otherwise provided by the plan and which the firm would otherwise accept at significantly higher rates. Some legal services are charged on a flat fee basis, e.g., criminal cases, trusts; ALC members and spouses receive 25% off flat fees. A retainer fee may be required on a case-by-case basis for the discounted rates. Labor actions, which are affirmative in nature, i.e., the member is the plaintiff, are covered in this section.
XI. CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT:
If certified by the ALC, in consultation with the Firm and the National FOP Labor Services Division, assistance with development and negotiation of employer agreements/ MOU.
XII. Attorney Representation:
Where a representation conflict or potential conflict arises, a member may be referred to other ALC retained counsel at no additional charge to the member.
XIII. Supervisors, regardless of rank, shall be entitled to legal defense of all disciplinary actions brought against them by their department or agency.
Supervisors shall also be entitled to all other legal benefits of ALC membership.
Except as otherwise agreed, the Firm shall not be required to provide legal representation under the following conditions:
Matters, claims or defenses pertaining to any matter covered herein which the Firm and the ALC Executive Committee determine to be frivolous, or otherwise unmeritorious including decisions to appeal any judgment or claims of defenses.
Any matters which the Firm, by the Code of Professional Conduct, is prohibited from handling.