NEA-Alaska members are eligible for limited free and discounted legal as a part of membership. Take advantage of this great program today.
Attorney Referral Program
During any calendar year, eligible members are entitled to two free 30-minute consultation sessions with any of the participating attorneys listed below. During the two free sessions, you may discuss any legal matter except income tax preparation.
In addition, members may have specific legal work performed in five “core” areas at a 30 percent reduction of participating attorneys’ normal rates. Participating attorneys must agree to discuss fees before they render services. They must be willing to accept payment of their fees by installment payment plan or by credit card.
Discipline, Grievances and Due Process Rights
As a public school employee you may encounter situations where disciplinary action is taken against you. Remember, you have rights and you need to use them.
Contact Your Local President
Your initial contact for accessing the NEA-Alaska UniServ Program as well as any other NEA-Alaska member program is through your local affiliate President.Find Your Local
If you are unable to make timely contact with your local President, please call the NEA-Alaska office toll free number at 800-996-3225 or 907-274-0536 or contact us.Contact Us
“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Association representative be present at the meeting.”
Due Process Rights
If you are charged with job-related violations or your supervisor asks to meet with you to discuss concerns about your performance or conduct:
- Contact your local employee rights representative immediately.
- Listen carefully to the employer’s concerns or accusations, and then ask for time before you respond.
- Insist that a local representative be present for any interview or meeting regarding allegations of misconduct, poor performance or possible charges against you.
- Make detailed notes of all related events.
- List names of people who have direct knowledge of the event(s).
- Request and keep copies of all documents and papers related to the event(s).
- Meet deadlines with appropriate responses.
- Resign prior to discussing your employment options with your union representative.
- Admit guilt or accept blame in any incident.
- Agree to meet without a union representative.
- Make statements or respond to questions prior to consultation with your union representative.
- Sign any papers or agreements before consulting with your union representative.
- Agree to pay any expenses for any damage or to make restitution, etc.
- Reveal your liability coverage(s).
- Hire a private attorney before understanding your legal defense benefits, coverage, and limitations.