MetLaw is a voluntary benefit that Macalester offers that is administered by Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company. Hyatt Legal Plans has been in the legal plan business for over 30 years, and is the largest provider of group legal plans in the United States.

MetLaw offers employees unlimited telephone advice and office consultations on virtually any personal legal matter.  Plus a wide variety of legal services are fully covered, including:

  • Civil litigation defense
  • Debt matters and identity theft defense
  • Purchase, sale, or refinancing of your home
  • Traffic ticket defense
  • Wills, living wills, powers of attorney and trusts
  • And much more

When using one of Hyatt’s 12,000+ attorneys for a covered legal matter, the attorney’s fees are fully covered.  No claim forms are needed. An out-of-network attorney option is also available.

To access your account, go to and click on Member Login to obtain a Plan Case Number. You will want to record this number as this is the number you will provide to your Network Attorney when you make an appointment.

Who is eligible to be covered under Macalester’s legal plan?

Employees working at least .5 FTE are eligible to enroll in the MetLaw Legal Plan.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $18.00 per month.

What is covered and which attorneys participate?

Go to In the Not A Member? box, enter access code GETLAW, and click on the blue box to learn more about your legal plan.


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