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Services Provided

Employees who are eligible under the Legal Service Fund (as well as their spouse and dependents under age 18), can obtain assistance with the following debt collection and consumer issues:

  • Consultation and advice on legal problems with debt collectors and debt collection lawsuits, such as being sued on a past loan or credit card or having your wages garnished or bank accounts frozen
  • Consultation and advice on legal issues relating to debts, loans, and sales transactions, such as property liens because of hospital or medical bills, unlawful car sales and repossessions, payday and title loans, and other frauds and scams

Making an Appointment

If you need help with a legal issue listed above, please schedule an appointment with our Legal Services Fund Program team by calling 702-386-1550.  Services are provided by appointment only.  The eligible employee must attend the initial appointment.  

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Bring your documents.  Bring all documents relating to your legal problem to your initial appointment.  The Legal Service Fund Program team will make copies of your documents and return the originals.
  • Bring the completed Debt Collection & Consumer Appointment Packet.  We can save you time if you’re able to complete the forms packet before your appointment.  If you’re able to print the packet, download the Debt Collection & Consumer Appointment Packet, fill it out, and bring the completed packet with you to your first appointment, along with any additional documents requested in the packet.  If you can’t print the packet, you can pick up a Debt Collection & Consumer Appointment Packet at the Culinary or Bartenders union halls at the information desk, or let us know and we will mail it to you.
  • Bring a valid ID.  You (and your spouse if receiving assistance) must bring a valid ID to your initial appointment.  

Other Resources

If you’d like to learn more about debt collection and garnishment, as well as other topics important to consumers, you can visit Legal Aid Center’s website under Consumer Rights Project. 

Eligibility

You are eligible for assistance under the Legal Service Fund if you are currently employed by and have worked for a contributing employer of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 or Bartenders Union Local 165 for an average of 80 hours per month in the 6 months before your request for legal assistance.  The Trustees may make an exception if the hour requirement is not met due to lay-off.  

If you are eligible, your spouse and dependents under 18 are also eligible for assistance.  

The Legal Service Fund team will verify your eligibility prior to your scheduled appointment.

Fees and Costs

As an eligible employee, you will not be charged for the legal services provided under the Legal Service Fund.  However, if your matter requires the payment of fees or costs, such as court filing fees or other application fees, you may have to pay those fees, depending on the nature of your legal matter.

Legal Matters Not Covered

The services available to you under the Legal Service Fund are detailed above.  Legal matters and services other than those detailed above are not covered by the Legal Services Fund.  This includes, for example,