About LDF

Legal Defense Fund is the nation's largest and most successful Legal Defense Fund, run by and for peace officers. The Fund has been in existence since 1974 and currently has more than 120,000members. The Fund is an ERISA Trust that provides legal service benefits for public safety personnel. The Fund currently has reserves of more than $20,000,000. In addition to experience it is critical for you to examine the financial resources of any legal plan that you are considering. A plan is only as good as the financial resources behind it.

LDF offers many benefits:

Top Quality Service
Our providers include the most skilled and experienced attorneys. Our complaint procedure and follow-up surveys underscore our commitment to our members’ satisfaction.

LDF Covers Costs
The Legal Defense Fund routinely pays for investigators, polygraphers, transcript fees, court costs, expert witnesses, and other costs that could make or break your case. Most other arrangements require that the association pay these fees as they are needed causing cash flow problems for the association.

Conflict Coverage
Many plans will only cover one employee in a multi-employee incident. With the Legal Defense Fund, everybody gets representation. We have had as many as eighteen law firms involved in a single case.

Protected Benefits
As an ERISA Trust, the Legal Defense Fund is required to file tax forms with the IRS and is subject to audit by the IRS and the Department of Labor. These protections help insure that should your Association be faced with major litigation, the funds will be present to protect you.

One of the key components for PORAC LDF's success is how the Fund is governed by its members. The Board of Trustees is comprised of four elected (and one appointed) LDF participants, who volunteer their time to carry out the duties of an LDF Trustee. All of the members of the Board are active working public safety officers.

Many plans will only cover one employee in a multi-employee incident. With the Legal Defense Fund, everybody gets representation. We have had as many as eighteen law firms involved in a single case.

Only the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys in the representation of public safety officers allowed to represent the members.

The Fund has been in existence since 1974 and currently has more than 120,000 members

The PORAC Legal Defense Fund is run by cops, for cops. The Board of Trustees is comprised of five active and working full-time public safety officers. The Board governs the operation of the Fund, and acts as the hearing panel for any member benefit appeals.

The PORAC Legal Defense Fund is the nation's oldest, largest, and most respected public safety legal plan. Serving more than 120,000 members nationwide, PORAC-LDF remains committed to protecting the rights and benefits of its members since 1974.

Our providers include the most skilled and experienced attorneys. Our complaint procedure and follow-up surveys underscore our commitment to our members’ satisfaction.