MMC Benefits Handbook
Attorney Credentials
The following are requirements for network attorneys:
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Have at least 8 years general practice experience.
  • Operate a fully staffed general practice law office.
  • Commit to the highest standards of client satisfaction.
  • Maintain an active license with the State Bar with no bar complaints or disciplinary problems.
  • Agree to provide legal services to plan members according to the claims administrator's or MetLife Legal Plans' policies, utilizing fee schedules for covered services.
  • Maintain malpractice insurance in the minimum sum of $100,000.00 per claim.
How often are attorneys recredentialed?
Attorneys are recredentialed by MetLife Legal Plans yearly. The process includes:
  • Review of daily legal plan activity
  • Caseload and client feedback
  • Updating of staff
  • Credentials and specialization
  • Verification of malpractice insurance
  • Confirmation of current license status.
What is the average number of years of experience of a network attorney?
Network attorneys have an average of 25 years of experience.