New Benefit for Members: Legal Consultation Fund

In their October 1st meeting, the UAPD Board of Directors voted to create a Legal Consultation fund to assist members who are facing discipline at work. The fund goes into effect on January 1, 2010.

A UAPD member who has received a formal written notice of suspension, termination, or limitation of medical staff privileges can apply to receive up to $500 per case to pay for legal consultation, with a limit of one case per year. The fund will be used to pay for attorneys who have been approved by UAPD to provide this service. UAPD will continue its practice of offering non-lawyer representation at the initial stages of disciplinary proceedings.

To determine if they are eligible to receive funds under this policy, the member must apply to a three person screening commitee appointed by the UAPD President. The decisions of this Committee shall be final. Other restrictions apply– please contact the Oakland office at 510-839-0193 for details and to submit an application to the screening committee.