Occasionally staff or their family members may be in need of legal assistance. Unresolved legal situations can be significant stressors for employees and their families. There are low cost or reduced fee programs available in your area to assist you with legal problems you may be experiencing. These services can be accessed through the County Information and Referral list included in this manual.
AFSCME/OCSEA members do have access to a legal program through the union. Union Privilege Legal Service is available to union members and their family members. They will provide limited free consultations and have also contracted with a network of attorneys throughout the state who will work for reduced rates for union members and their families. The can be reached at 1-800-452-9425.
For all union members, a pre paid legal service is available through Benefits Trust. For more information about this service contact Union Benefits Trust at (614)508-2255 or 1- 800-228-5088.