AFSCME Local 60 - Municipal & School District Employees of Dane County

Legal Assistance

Sometimes issues arise which will require the assistance of an attorney. Council 40 has established a relationship with law firms who have specialized knowledge on these issues which effect our members:

Ehlke, Bero-Lehmann & Lounsbury, S.C. Attorneys at Law
The attorneys with the law firm of Ehlke, Bero-Lehmann & Lounsbury are proud to have represented AFSCME District Council 40 members for over 30 years. 

In these frustrating and uncertain times, we hope that our AFSCME brothers and sisters find comfort in knowing that our experienced labor and employment attorneys are fighting diligently to maintain collective bargaining rights for workers throughout Wisconsin.

AFSCME members have turned to us for many years for representation in all areas of employment law and we are glad to offer our services to union members, at a Union Privilege rate.  (click here for more) 

Hawks Quindel, S.C, Attorneys at Law
Since 1995, the attorneys at Hawks Quindel, S.C., have proudly represented District Council 40 in all facets of labor matters, including the ongoing battle against Governor Walker and his "Budget Repair Bill." For decades, our attorneys have also represented individual employees in a wide range of employment-related disputes, including worker's compensation and employment discrimination.

Hawks Quindel has offices in both Madison and Milwaukee, and our attorneys practice in all 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin. We are proud to work with and represent Council 40's members and their families in these turbulent times at a union privileged rate.

Many of the attorneys in our firm are recognized by their peers as among the best in their areas of practice, and we invite you to follow the links on this page to learn more about our experts and the services we provide.  (click here for more)

AFSCME Advantage Legal Services
Free and Discounted Legal Assistance
There are times when you may need legal help or you simply have a legal question. Perhaps you've purchased a product that has turned out to be a "lemon," are faced with signing a complicated legal document, or need expert advice on a problem.

Through this exclusive union-members-only program, you get the legal advice you need at rates you can afford -- and most often for free. According to surveys, 75 percent of the matters brought to attorneys through the Legal Service are handled without charge.

This service allows members of participating AFL-CIO unions to consult an attorney on personal legal matters or to prevent a legal problem. Union-approved lawyers at over 1,300 law offices nationwide are available.

Here's what the Legal Service offers:

•No enrollment fee
•Free review of select documents
•A free 30-minute consultation — in person or over the phone
•A free follow-up letter or phone call
•A 30 percent discount on additional services

"The Union Plus Legal Service is designed to meet the needs of working people," said Union Plus President Leslie Tolf. "The program offers free and discounted legal assistance -- without complications. It helps members avoid the high cost of legal assistance while providing them with service from an attorney they can trust."

The Union Plus Legal Service does not cover matters involving union-related organizations or officials. Attorneys are not obligated to take a case and may decline if they choose

For attorney referrals, see the Union Plus Legal Service Attorney Search on this site or call 1-888-993-8886. 

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