Lawyer Insurance Policy

Lawyer Insurance Policy

For those of you who could’nt make the MEWA meeting this past Monday I am writing a post containing the information provided to us by our lawyer Arthur Schwartz esq. pertaining to the lawyer insurance policy that is now included in our MEWA membership . I also want to provide everyone with a breakdown on what is included in this lawyer insurance package and the difference between the basic package and the gold package. Visit http://www.myunionlegalplan.com/ for more info

Basically your new MEWA Legal Services Benefit Plan is having your lawyer on retainer

 24/7.

 

What is included in this benefit plan and at what cost to me?

Simply by being a member of the Municipal Elevator Workers Association ( MEWA ) you and your dependents are enrolled in the basic plan which is provided below. The basic plan gives you free phone consultations, 2 free in-person consultations per year , reduced hourly rates, and low set fees on a number of services like divorces,closings,wills and more.

What does the Gold Plan include and what does it cost?

When you enroll in the gold plan at just $10 a month you get much more. Free seperation agreement, Free divorce, Free traffic court representation, Free misdemeanor representation, Free will and larger discounts on hourly rates than the standard plan. The $10 a month can be take directlv from a credit card or in the form of a check for a $120 which includes a years worth of the gold plan.

What if im in an accident or hurt on the job?

Your lawyer is on call for you 24/7. Get answers immediately. If your involved in an accident your lawyer will help you file the proper claim to keep your income flowing and with workers comp your lawyer will help you file the proper claim and assist you in filling out the paper work that is involved.

What if I am arrested for a DWI?

Your lawyer is on call for you 24/7. Your lawyer will get you out and arraigned ASAP.

What other common legal issues are covered?

Landlord issues-Home Closings-Divorces-Child Support-Disability Retirement-Wills and Trusts-Small Claims Court-Traffic Tickets-Bankruptcy-Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice

Is this included in my MEWA membership?

Yes the basic plan included in your MEWA membership. All members should fill out the form provided as soon as possible. Those members looking to upgrade to the gold plan must include a check for $120 or provide there credit card info on the form provided.

Download Lawyer Insurance Form Here

lawyer insurance form

 

What this means going forward for MEWA members and non-members?

In my opinion this is a large step forward for MEWA and all those involved.

The MEWA Membership now includes the following

2 —T-shirts

Access to the MEWA website at www.mewanyc.com

Online subscription to the chief leader newspaper   http://thechiefleader.com

       Username: mewanyc

       Password:  mewanyc

The Lawyers Insurance Policy basic plan

 

All for $40 with shirts or $25 without shirts which is a bargain in my opinion. As of today we have 253 members who have joined MEWA . We need everyone in the elevator division to join us. All money collected so far and all future money collected will now go towards family picnics, holiday parties and other fund raising events. I ask this favor to those who are members that they try to spread the word for those who are not involved and get everyone in MEWA. We can do this!

 

 

Basic Plan

basic plan

Service

Standard (Free)*

Phone Consultation

Free

One Hour In-Person Consultation (2x/year)

Free

Simple Letters for Client

$100

Simple Phone Call for Client

Free

Guaranteed Hourly Rate (except as below)

$225/hr

Workers’ Compensation

15% contingency

Small Claims Advice/Forms

Free

Separation Agreement (uncontested)

$500

Separation Agreement (contested)

$225/hr

Divorce – Uncontested (no separation agreement)

$925

Divorce – Uncontested (with agreement)

$1,425

Contested Divorce

$225/hr

Premarital Contracts (participant only)

$225/hr

Annulment (uncontested)

$925

Family Court Petition (custody, support, visitation) †

$250

Support and Visitation Proceeding†

$225/hr

Family Court – intrafamily issues†

$225/hr

Custody Proceeding†

$225/hr

Paternity Proceeding

$225/hr

Real Estate Closings
…………Up to $250,000

$750

…………$250,000 – $500,000

$1,000

…………Over $500,000

$1,250

Mortgage Refinance

$400

Identity Theft — review documentation

Free

Traffic Violation (up to 2 appearances)

$600

Misdemeanor (up to 2 appearances)

$750

Felony  – arraignment

$500

DWI (2 appearances)

$1,000

Simple Will

$250

Simple Trust in Will

$300

Simple Reciprocal Will w/Trust

$300

Probate and Administration of Estate

20% reduction

Contested Challenge – Estate

$225/hr

Personal Injury

10-15% reduction†

Medical Malpractice

10-15% reduction

Disability Pension (public employee pensions)

$5,500

Social Security Disability

25% cap

Employment Discrimination

$225/hr

Wage and Hour Claims

contingency fee 25% cap

Immigration/Naturalization
…………Consultation

Free

…………Litigation/Petition

$225/hr

Bankruptcy (individual) – no asset

$1,500

Bankruptcy (individual) – complex

$225/hr

Mortgage Foreclosure – short sale

$1,200

Mortgage Foreclosure

$225/hr

* Prices do not include filing fees or court costs, if any.
† Only participant covered, not spouse.
‡ Arraignments between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. will incur charge of $500 on a Standard Plan and $350 on the Gold Plan.

Gold Plan

basic/Gold plan

Service

Gold Plan ($10/month)*

Phone Consultation

Free

One Hour In-Person Consultation (2x/year)

Free

Simple Letters for Client

Free (2 per year)

Simple Phone Call for Client

Free

Guaranteed Hourly Rate (except as below)

$200/hr

Workers’ Compensation

15% contingency

Small Claims Advice/Forms

Free

Separation Agreement (uncontested)

Free

Separation Agreement (contested)

$200/hr

Divorce – Uncontested (no separation agreement)

$500

Divorce – Uncontested (with agreement)

Free

Contested Divorce†

$200/hr

Premarital Contracts (participant only)

$200/hr

Annulment (uncontested)

$500

Family Court Petition (custody, support, visitation)†

Free

Support and Visitation Proceeding†

$200/hr

Family Court – intrafamily issues†

$200/hr

Custody Proceeding†

$200/hr

Paternity Proceeding

$200/hr

Real Estate Closings
…………Up to $250,000

$250

…………$250,000 – $500,000

$250

…………Over $500,000

$250

Mortgage Refinance

Free

Identity Theft — review documentation

Free

Traffic Violation (up to 2 appearances)

Free

Misdemeanor (up to 2 appearances)

Free

Felony  – arraignment

$250

DWI (2 appearances)

$500

Simple Will

Free

Simple Trust in Will

Free

Simple Reciprocal Will w/Trust

Free

Probate and Administration of Estate

30% reduction

Contested Challenge – Estate

$200/hr

Personal Injury

10-15% reduction††

Medical Malpractice

10% reduction

Disability Pension (public employee pensions)

$4,500

Social Security Disability

25% cap

Employment Discrimination

$200/hr

Wage and Hour Claims

contingency fee 25% cap

Immigration/Naturalization
…………Consultation

Free

…………Litigation/Petition

$200/hr

Bankruptcy (individual) – no asset

$1,000

Bankruptcy (individual) – complex

$200/hr

Mortgage Foreclosure – short sale

$900

Mortgage Foreclosure

$200/hr

 


* Prices do not include filing fees or court costs, if any.

† Only participant covered, not spouse.

‡ Arraignments between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. will incur charge of $500 on a Standard Plan and $350 on the Gold Plan.

†† 15% reduction (a 28% fee) if settled before EBT. 10% reduction (to 30%) if settled before trial.

 

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