Frequently Asked Question

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

We thought we’d make it easy for our members by posting the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us at:
(323) 981-2850.

Becoming a LASPA Member

You can join online by clicking the sign-up form or over the phone at (888) 958-9998.

You will always be assigned an attorney, not a unit representative, for any administrative investigation in which you are the subject. Additionally, qualifying members may receive up to 30-days of payroll reimbursement. As part of your membership, you may also elect to have civil and criminal defense coverage. Please contact our office staff for information regarding additional benefits.


LASPA truly cares about their members; this is why we offer an array of services that are beneficial to all of our members. LASPA members have the choice to utilize any of our panel attorneys for legal representation. Unlike other professional associations, we offer payroll reimbursement for suspensions without pay. We also offer our members at an additional cost optional benefits that include, but are not limited to: POPA Credit Union; Life, Disability, Cancer insurance policies, etc.

  • If you want an effective alternative to your current professional association.
  • If you are tired of being overlooked or ignored by your professional association.
  • If you are skeptical of how your professional association is spending your membership dues.
  • If you are through being represented by an employee unit rep and want to be represented by an experienced and board certified attorney.

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Subject of Investigation

If you are notified by the Department that you are the subject of an investigation, immediately contact our office. In many cases we have members who feel intimidated by the situation and are unaware of their right to have an attorney present for the interview.  We emphasize the importance of having an attorney in attendance, to protect your legal rights

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Payroll Reimbursement

All reimbursements are sent by U.S Mail at the end of each month after the Board of Directors review your case to ensure the incident falls under the member’s course and scope of their job. If the incident is not covered, you will receive a letter indicating why

Upon receipt of your final settlement letter from the Department stating you will be suspended without pay, contact our office immediately at (888) 958-9998.

You will need to submit your settlement letter and a copy of your 15th-of-the-month paycheck stub to our office via fax, mail, or in person.

Things happen. Unintended consequences occur. That is why LASPA offers payroll reimbursement during suspensions without pay. Reimbursement applies for time periods of up to 30 days per year. With payroll reimbursement, our members can continue to pay their bills and provide for their families while situations are resolved.

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After-hour questions

LASPA understands that situations occur after-hours, that is why we have a 24/7 professional answering service that will transfer you to the appropriate LASPA personnel.

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During normal business hours, please contact our office at (888) 958-9998 and our friendly staff members will direct you to an attorney. If you are involved in a shooting after-hours, please call (888) 958-9998 and our 24/7 professional answering service will direct you to our on-call attorney…y/.

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Off-Duty Incidents

One significant benefit that all LASPA members receive is legal representation. For work-related incidents, all LASPA members can utilize our panel of attorneys for representation free of charge. If you are involved in an off-duty incident (e.i. DUI, car accident, fight, etc.), LASPA has attorneys that specialize in different areas of law (e.i. criminal defense, personal injury, etc.) that members can hire at a discounted rate. Attorney fees are very costly and can add up; why hire an outside attorney when you can utilize one of LASPA’s panel attorneys?

Yes! It is imperative that you advise your unit of assignment of any off-duty incidents. Failure to do so can have negative results.

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Donations Request

The LASPA Board of Directors review all donation requests monthly. Once the donation is approved, our friendly staff will notify you directly

. All donations are mailed out at the end of each month.

A month prior to your event, please submit your request to our office via fax, mail or in person. Please include a cover letter stating the purpose for the donation.

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