Members – Benefits of Membership – Legal Services
The KEA Legal Services Program is established for the purpose of protecting and enforcing the legal rights of KEA members. If you have a legal questions, issue or problem, first contact your local UniServ office. The UniServ offices provide the first level of employee representation and facilitate legal representation when that is needed.
Educator Employment Liability policy covers members who are sued by persons outside the district’s employment for allegations of negligence within the scope of employment. Though districts carry primary liability coverage on their employees, the Association policy is frequently called upon for representation.
Unified Legal Services Program is funded equally by KEA and NEA. It assures that KEA members receive due process in conflicts with their employers.
KEA also provides the Attorney Referral Program to assist members and their families in many legal matters not related to their employment. This program provides free half-hour consultations twice a year with an attorney in the program, as well as a thirty percent (30%) discount on the hourly rate should the member determine to use the attorney’s services.
The NEA Office of General Counsel offers practical advice to school employees on how to avoid false allegations of improper conduct with students with the brochure “Teach But Don’t Touch.”