ASEA Legal Services.

Are you taking advantage of your legal services benefit? If you are a State employee in the General Government Unit, you can consult an attorney to discuss most common legal questions, and we will pay for it—up to $2,000 per year!

For example, have you been putting off making or updating your will?  Are you thinking of starting a trust fund for your children? Are you:

  • About to get married or divorced?
  • Buying or selling a home?
  • Dealing with a difficult landlord or neighbor?
  • Facing immigration, adoption or custody issues?

If you are a current State of Alaska employee in the General Government Unit and answered “yes” to any of these questions, we can help.

We will pay up to $225 per hour to the qualified attorney of your choice so that you can get the advice you need on covered legal matters like these. The deductible is just $25 per year, no co-payment, and your eligible dependents can use the benefit, too!

How can we provide this free service? Simple: It is a benefit you have earned as a State of Alaska employee represented by ASEA. The State pays us $4 per pay period on your behalf, and you can get up to $2,000 for covered legal services each year. You owe it to yourself and your family to take advantage of this valuable benefit.

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The Legal Services Board of Trustees is seeking letters of interest from members of ASEA/AFSCME who are interested and eligible to serve as Trustee in the Juneau position which has been vacated due to retirement. The term for this appointed position expires July 1, 2020.

For information regarding eligibility, Trustee responsibilities, and how to apply, click here.

If you are interested in being considered, complete and submit your letter of interest, and Candidate Certification and Qualifications Statement. to be postmarked by July 11, 2018 (or hand-delivered by 3:00p.m. on July 11, 2018).

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Effective January 1, 2018, the Plan implemented the following increases to your benefits:

  • The maximum allowable attorney charge increased from $200 per
    hour to $225 per hour.
  • The maximum annual benefit increased from $1,500 to $2,000 per
    eligible member per Plan year.

If you have already used your annual maximum benefit for this Plan year (July 1–June 30), you will be eligible for additional benefits, up to the increased $2,000 maximum, from January 1 through June 30, 2018.

For more information, contact the Administration Office:
Phone: 907-561-5119 or 1-800-325-6532, 4236

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Member Comment Period
The next meeting is Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Member Comment Period gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and voice your opinions or concerns regarding ASEA Legal Services with the Board of Trustees at the next regular meeting.

If you would like to address the Board at this time, please call to register by Thursday, April 5, 2018. Click here for more information.

ASEA Legal Services