LDF is pleased to announce the launching of a new program, which allows individuals from select agencies to receive the benefits of LDF membership. This program will also include associate membership in PORAC, which is the strongest and most effective voice for law enforcement in California.
Participants enrolled as individuals in the Individual Membership Program (“IMP”) will receive the following benefits:
Representation in cases arising from an act or omission within scope of employment (non-scope administrative coverage provided through Pre-Disciplinary Hearing)
Full representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney from the outset of the investigation, through trial
This benefit is available no matter what agency does the investigation:
If there is:
Conflict coverage - each member gets separate counsel as appropriate.
If an IMP member has a matter that requires legal representation, and which falls under the terms of the LDF Plan Document for coverage, then the LDF Legal Administrator will assign a local LDF panel attorney to handle that specific matter. Coverage will be provided by a highly qualified and experienced LDF panel attorney.
To qualify for enrollment in the LDF IMP, you must also remain a member of the employee organization for your collective bargaining unit. If you voluntarily terminate your membership in the employee organization for your collective bargaining unit, then your membership in the LDF IMP will also be terminated.
IMP is currently limited to select agencies. For a list of eligible agencies, please see application on this website.