Who We Are
The Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund (Legal Fund) is a non-profit corporation promoting the improvement of member conditions of employment or work by providing funds to take:
a. action to bring a resolution of issues between members of The Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund and the Government of Canada;
b. actions taken collectively or individually with respect to matters which affect the dignity or welfare of a member or members of the Legal Fund which are not funded under benefit programs, including any Treasury Board policies and directives or any RCMP policies and directives, in effect by the RCMP or the Government of Canada for the benefit of members of the RCMP; and,
c. researching, investigating, exploring, analyzing, examining, collecting of information or data and hiring outside counsel or organizations to do any of the foregoing in respect of issues described in (a) or (b) above.
Personal payments to the fund are made by individual RCMP Members by using either their Debit or Credit Card. Please refer to the home page for more details on how to register.
MOUNTED POLICE MEMBERS LEGAL FUND (MPMLF) AND LEGAL COVERAGE
There are some untruths and inaccuracies in circulation and the Mounted Police Members Legal Fund (MPMLF) desires that you know the truth and facts.
We want to remind members that the MPMLF is not affiliated with the RCMP in any way. The MPMLF is a not-for-profit Corporation funded entirely from contributions from you. The MPMLF has supported and funded a large number of legal claims since 1998 against the RCMP, by its members, and will continue to do so in the future. We are not the RCMPs Legal Fund: we are here for you, the members.
For those who have been exposed to legal proceedings, you know that more often than not, it is very expensive. The MPMLF has direct knowledge of these costs because it pays the bills for the various actions taken and has dealt with over 100 lawyers since 1998. When your application is approved for legal assistance by the MPMLF and prior to funding, you and your counsel will enter into a funding agreement via Schedules F and F-1. However, the Legal Fund does have the absolute discretion to discontinue funding in certain circumstances as per Schedule F.
The Legal Fund has not set a cap on the amount that may be expended, however counsel will supply the Legal Fund the estimated cost prior to funding approval being authorized for an Application for Funding.
There is no restriction on the number of applications that you may make to the MPMLF in any year period.