It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically. If at any time you find these Terms unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site or any Applications. We may revise these Terms at any time without notice to you. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.
YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SITE, ANY APPLICATIONS, AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT.
These Terms require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.
We do not involve ourselves in the agreements between lawyers and clients or the actual representation of clients. Therefore, we cannot ensure the completion of the agreement or the integrity of either party. It is your sole responsibility to assess the integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness of all persons with whom you communicate with on the Service.
Any form of use of the Service is not intended to and will not create an attorney-client relationship between any person or entity and us. Any electronic communication sent to us will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and us. Legalese is not a law firm and may not perform the services performed by an attorney, and therefore, cannot give you legal advice. We encourage you to not accept any information received from any source found on this service, unless it is from an attorney that you have retained.
By providing this Service, we do not imply an endorsement of any attorney or service provider. We make no representation concerning an attorney’s qualifications, nor do we sanction statements that an attorney may post on the system. We do not screen potential cases, or otherwise channel potential cases to selected lawyers.
We make no representation, guarantee, or warranty (express or implied) as to the legal ability, competence, or quality of representation which may be provided by any of the attorneys or law firms which may submit bids and/or are listed on the Siteor any affiliate thereof.
In order to keep this system attractive and useful for all users, it is important that you follow the rules of the system. Some of these rules are described in this contract, and the rest in bulletins posted at various points in the system. Legalese reserves the right to deny further access to its Service to any user who violates these rules, is the subject of complaints by other Legalese users, for any other reason, or for no reason at all.
You may not engage in any of the following activities on our system:
– Do or say anything to injure or harm others
– Submit content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading
– Display material containing nudity or pornographic material of any kind
– Provide material that is grossly offensive to the online community, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred, or profanity
– Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual
– Defame any person or group
– Display material that exploits children under 18 years of age
– Violate the rights of another, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of another. This includes using the Service for acts of copyright,trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property infringement, including but not limited to offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, information used to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, including serial or registration numbers for software programs, or any type of cracker utilities (this also includes files which are solely intended for game emulation)
– Violate Internet standards
– Use the Service for displaying harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or tortuous material or invading other’s privacy
– Interfere with or disrupting the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service by posting advertisements or links to competing services, transmitting “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, or unsolicited mass distribution of email
– Encourage any illegal activity, including anything to do with illegal drugs, gambling, pornography, prostitution, child pornography, robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer systems, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, or other crimes.
– Compromise the security of the Service Legalese provides. Do not try to gain access to system areas private to Legalese, or to other users
– Misrepresent your ability and/or license to practice law
– Engage in the unlawful practice of law
– If you are a lawyer, any conduct that is considered unethical by any state bar for which you are a member.
We are not responsible for the content of materials posted on its Site. The opinions and views expressed are those of the individual user of the Service and do not reflect those of Legalese. Data submitted by users is not verified or reviewed in any way before it appears on the Legalese Site. We do not warrant the validity or accuracy of any such information. Please use caution and common sense when using this Site.
We do not continuously review the standing of any attorney subscriber with any regulatory authority. When considering employing any attorney or law firm, you should check the attorney’s standing with the state bar. We make every effort to verify that attorneys who subscribe to the Service are licensed and in good standing in at least one state within the United States at the time of registration. However, Legalese is unable to track, verify, or monitor the standing of each attorney using the Service. Therefore, we make no representation regarding the status, standing orability of any attorney or law firm that submits bids, or is listed on this Site.
We urge you to make your own independent investigation and evaluation of any firm being considered. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of legal representation are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely on advertisements, claims of expertise, or on the cost of rendering the requested legal services.
We are not responsible for, and in no way endorses, any description or indication of specialization or limitation of practice by an attorney or law firm. Please be aware that no agency or board may have certified such attorney as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice. In addition, an attorney claiming specialization is not necessarily any more expert or competent than other attorneys. It is up to you to question the attorneys and providers on the factual basis of any statement they make, ask for the names of the certifying agencies, and verify all information.
We encourage you to use caution when reviewing any information submitted by attorneys and other parties. Although we strongly encourage attorneys to comply with all regulations governing attorney conduct, it is impossible for us to monitor users integrity or compliance with applicable rules of conduct. We in no way endorse the content or legality of any responses, statements, or promises made by attorneys or any other parties, on or off this Site.
We make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any information submitted by users to our Site and our database of members. However, because we cannot control the conduct of others, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain confidential. Please use caution in deciding what information to input into the system. We are not responsible for the release or improper use of such information by other users or any release due to error or failure in our software or Site.
You agree that attorneys contacted by you through the Site may report to us on whether their services were engaged by the you and the total attorney’s fees paid.
You agree that we are not responsible for any harm that this service may cause. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred in connection with any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with the contents or use of the Service. You agree that this defense and indemnity shall also apply to any breach by you of the Terms or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You further agree that this defense and indemnity shall include without limitation attorney fees and costs. You agree that this defense and indemnity shall apply to Legalese, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of us.
We are not responsible for any loss of data resulting from accidental or deliberate deletion, network or system outages, file corruption, or any other reasons.
We may change the Terms at any time. You may be notified of the change and will be responsible for promptly reading and complying with the new terms and conditions. Continued use of the Service will indicate acceptance of the new terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. You acknowledge and agree that any termination of Service under any provision of the Terms may be effected without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately delete data and files in your account and bar any further access to such files or the Service.
This Site and Applications may contain links to websites controlled by parties other than us (each a “Third Party Site”). We work with a number of partners and affiliates whose sites are linked with ours. We may also provide links to other sites or resources with which we are not affiliated. We are not responsible for and do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, contents, products, services or use of any Third Party Site, any website accessed from a Third Party Site or any changes or updates to such sites. We make no guarantees about the content or quality of the products or services provided by such sites. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third Party Site.We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the Third Party Site, nor does it imply that we sponsor, is affiliated or associated with, guarantees, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links. You acknowledge that you bear all risks associated with access to and use of contact provided on a Third Party Site and agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party. You should contact the site administrator for the applicable Third Party Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on any such Third Party Site.
You acknowledge and agree that content, including but not limited to text, software,music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, or other material contained in the Service or information presented through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You acknowledge and agree that you are permitted to use this material and information only as expressly authorized by us or our sponsors, and may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works of such content or information without express authorization. You acknowledge and agree that we can display images, text, and links throughout the Service.
You expressly agree that use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.We make no warranty that the service will meet your requirements, that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the software will be corrected. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or information obtained through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
You agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or the inability to use the Service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, including, but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You further agree that we shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of Service, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the County of Multnomah, Oregon, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Legalese or you may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Multnomah, Oregon, necessary to protect the rights or property of the Legalese or you pending the completion of arbitration. This arbitration clause does not prohibit either us nor you from seeking to have the arbitration dismissed or judicially terminated on the basis the claims in arbitration action fail to provide a legal basis upon which a claim for relief may be granted. Any motion or action to dismiss must be filed in a court of general jurisdiction within the County of Multnomah, Oregon.
When accessing the Site or using the Application, you agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute any content that: (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, , federal, national or foreign law or regulations. We reserve the right to terminate or delete such material from our servers. We will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms or of any applicable laws.
You may not access, download, use or export the Site or Application in violation of the United States export laws or regulations or in violation of any other applicable laws or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States foreign agency or authority and to assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.
You acknowledge that we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel user access at any time.