Legal Assistance from the DCCFA



Application Form for Seeking Legal Advice - Word or PDF


Eligibility:

Article IV, Section 2 of the DCCFA Bylaws:
The legal assistance fund will be used to provide legal assistance and other necessary help for DCCFA members involved in contractual and/or academic freedom disputes within the Dallas County Community College District.  The council will supervise the expenditure of these funds and selection of an attorney.

Legal assistance funds are available to:

1. Faculty who have been active members of the DCCFA for two consecutive years immediately prior to the year in which they request assistance; and

2. Faculty who have become active members in the first year that they are eligible to become active members.


Procedure for Requesting Legal Assistance from the DCCFA

PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW

1. Obtain from the president of the Faculty Council, the campus DCCFA president, or the legal chapter of the DCCFA an application for legal advice. NOTE: Links to the form are at the top of this page

2. Complete all forms and return to the Faculty Council.

3. If the request is approved, the Faculty Council arranges for an attorney visit with the client.

4. The council member accompanies the client during all consultations with the attorney.

5. The attorney will advise the Faculty Council whether to proceed with the case.

6.The Faculty Council will consider the attorney’s evaluation and recommendations.

7.The Faculty Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the case.

8.If the faculty member is not satisfied with the recommendations made by the attorney or the decision made by the Council, the decision may be appealed to the Faculty Council.  The council will consider the appeal and act upon it within a reasonable period of time.