LEGAL SERVICES

Core Legal

Each employee is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network attorney. In the event the employee wishes to retain a participating attorney after the initial consultation, they will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the attorney’s normal hourly rate. Virtually all types of legal matters are eligible for these services.

Mediation

Each employee is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network mediator. In the event that the Employee wishes to retain a participating mediator after the initial consultation, they will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the mediator’s normal hourly rate. Typical matters may include divorce and child custody, contractual and consumer disputes, real estate and landlord tenant, car accidents and insurance disputes, etc.

24 Hour Emergency Services

In the event being jailed or arrested, members will have access to legal providers during after- hours and weekends.  Employees will be assisted with non-emergency issues the next business day and during normal hours of operation.

Examples of the types of Legal Service Areas covered by the program:

    • Civil / Consumer Issues Issues relating to retail transactions, warranty and other consumer products matters, issues relating to governmental entitlements and benefits, advice on small claims court and other general legal matters.

 

    • Personal/Family Legal Services Adoption and guardianship, custody and support matters, divorce, separation and annulment issues, name changes as well as other domestic or family law issues.

 

    • Legal Financial Matters Legal financial matters include bankruptcy, garnishment, settlement, collection and other issues involving legal disputes with creditors.

 

    • Business Legal Services Business legal services include advice, consultation and representation for contracts, incorporation, partnerships and other commercial activities.

 

    • Real Estate Assistance in the acquisition or sale of real property, lease and rental agreements, property boundary disputes and other matters surrounding your personal real property.

 

    • Criminal Matters The defense of both misdemeanor as well as felony criminal acts of all kinds.

 

    • IRS Matters These services are provided by former senior level IRS employees. In qualifying cases these specialists can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, whether in an audit environment or to assist you with a lien or a balance  due, in order to affect the most favorable outcome.

 

    • Estate Planning and Elder Law Estate planning attorneys can prepare the most popular of estate planning/asset preservation vehicles. These services include review or preparation of Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning Documents, Social Security, Medicaid, Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney and other related matters.

Exclusions Matters involving disputes or actions between Employees and their employer, CLC Incorporated or its plan sponsors, agents or their officers, directors or employees, are specifically excluded from eligibility for this plan. Also excluded are matters that, in the attorney’s opinion, lack merit. Court costs, filing fees, and fines are the responsibility of the employee.

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