University of Southern California

USC Benefits

Legal services

Learn about the Hyatt Legal Plan.

Hyatt Legal provides access to a nationwide network of more than 10,000 experienced attorneys who can provide you with a wide range of services. Fully covered services under the plan are free when you enroll and pay the small monthly premium of $15.74. You must enroll in the plan within 30 days of your employment at USC or wait until the next open enrollment.

The plan provides unlimited, confidential telephone advice and office consultation, giving you the opportunity to discuss with an attorney any personal legal problems that are not specifically excluded matters, even if the matter is not fully covered under the plan.

During the consultation, the attorney will explain your rights, point out your options and, if needed, recommend a course of action. The attorney will identify any further coverage available under the plan, and will undertake representation if you wish. If representation is covered by the plan, you will not be charged for the network attorney's services. If representation is recommended, but is not covered by the plan, the network attorney will provide a written fee statement in advance.

    Some of the services provided include:

  • Purchase, sale or refinancing of a primary residence
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Deed preparation and immigration assistance
  • Debt matters and identity theft defense
  • Civil litigation defense

Call Hyatt Legal at (800) 821-6400 or visit (password for USC employees is 1500723).