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Santa Rosa EA and FEA protect your employment rights with both emergency and long-term legal services should you ever need them. FEA’s team of in-house attorneys provides the best and broadest representation of any union in the state — from the highest profile cases to the most basic day-to-day legal questions.

Legal Services Programs: The FEA, AFT and NEA provide legal services to members with employment-related legal matters – including help with disciplinary actions, certification, retirement and disability disputes – in accordance with the United Legal Services Program (ULSP) guidelines.

Educators Employment Liability Program: The EEL Program is an insurance program that protects members from personal financial liability for incidents arising out of their employment. The program provides:

  • legal defense costs of up to $3 million aggregate per occurence (not including civil rights claims/issues)
  • up to $1 million per member per occurrence in liability coverage
  • up to $300,000 for defense, settlements or judgments for suits concerning civil rights.

The program also reimburses up to $1,000 of a bail bond premium and up to $35,000 for criminal employment-related charges if the member is exonerated or the charge is dropped.  If the criminal proceeding is the result of the use of corporal punishment, the reimbursement is made regardless of the outcome.

Attorney Referral Program (ARP): The ARP assists members in obtaining personal legal services at a reduced cost. Administered through a national network of law firms, members receive legal services at rates below their usual fees. Members are entitled to two free consultations with an ARP attorney, up to 30 minutes each, per program year and up to a 30% discount for legal work performed in many areas, such as: Family law, traffic matters, wills and estate planning, criminal law and immigration.

Morgan & Morgan’s “FEA Educators’ Hotline”: Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. With decades of experience, more than 250 lawyers, and a support staff of nearly 1,500 employees, Morgan & Morgan has helped more than 75,000 clients nationwide.

Working with FEA, Morgan & Morgan has established a special “FEA Educators’ Hotline” for public education employee members to use in time of legal need. Whether due to personal or workplace injury to you or a family member, issues of disability from work, sexual harassment or discrimination, a call to the Hotline, any time day or night, will connect you with someone who can analyze your claim and provide assistance.