Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Revision 5 on July 27th, 2016

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IMPORTANT

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE ("AGREEMENT" OR "TERMS OF USE") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES OFFERED BY LOCAL COUNSEL, LLC. ("COMPANY"). THIS AGREEMENT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE VARIOUS WWW.LOCALCOUNSELCOLLECTIVE.COM WEBSITE AND DOMAIN NAME ("SITES"), AND ANY OTHER FEATURES, CONTENT, OR APPLICATIONS OFFERED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE COMPANY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (COLLECTIVELY "SERVICE"). BY USING THE SITES OR SERVICE IN ANY MANNER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VISITING OR BROWSING THE SITES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO ALL USERS OF THE SITES OR SERVICE, THIS INCLUDES ALL CLIENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LAW FIRMS, COLLECTION AGENCIES AND ALL INDEPENDENT ATTORNEY CONTRACTORS.

Modification of Terms of Use

Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the Terms of Use, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice on the Sites or by sending you an email. Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Contact

You may contact Company at the following postal address: PO Box 302, Noblesville, IN 46061. You agree to receive legal notice or important information via the contact information you provided in the User Registration Form.

Acceptance of Terms

Acceptance of these Terms is effective and agreed to upon registering for a User Account and is re-accepted upon each time a User logs into their respective User Account. The Service is offered subject to acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein (the "Terms of Use") and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Sites by Company. These Terms supersede any previous agreements entered into by the parties, Company, or other users of the services of Company.

The Service is available only to legal entities or individuals who are at least 18 years old. You represent and warranty that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are at least 18 years old, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.

If you represent yourself as a licensed attorney in any jurisdiction, and you sign up to appear for a Client Law Firm or Agency with Local Counsel, LLC, you agree to defend and hold harmless Local Counsel, LLC from any litigation or threat thereof from actions taken by you in the representation of Firm or Agency clients.

Rules and Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use. The Service (including, without limitation, any Content, or User Submissions (both as defined below)) is provided only for your own personal use. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. For purposes of the Terms of Use, the term "Content" includes, without limitation, any advice, suggestions, information, data, text, media, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by Company or its partners on or through the Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content on or through the Service, that:

  • infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity;
  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane;
  • constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail ("spamming");
  • contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of Company or any third party; or
  • impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Company.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Company's or Company's Provider's information technology infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or "spam" on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Sites.

You shall not: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or all of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

Company reserves the right to remove any Content from the Sites or Service at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if Company is concerned that you may have violated the Terms of Use), or for no reason at all.

Registration

As a condition to using certain aspects of the Service, you will be required to register with Company and select a password and screen name ("Company User ID"). You shall provide Company with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Company account. You shall not (i) select or use as a Company User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a Company User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a Company User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Company reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Company User ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Company password. You shall never use another user's account without such other user's express permission. You will immediately notify Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

Company and Site Content

You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by Company or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. You shall not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you, (i) without the consent of the respective owners or other valid right, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party right.

You may, to the extent the Sites expressly authorize you to do so, download or copy the Content, and other items displayed on the Sites for download, for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. You shall not store any significant portion of any Content in any form. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Company, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content's copyright notice.

User Submissions

The Service may provide you with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, "posting") advice, suggestions, information, data, text, media, or other information to the Services ("User Submissions"). By posting User Submissions on or at any of the Sites or otherwise through the Service, or displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any content on or through the Sites or the Service, you hereby represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all rights to such User Submissions; and understand that Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.

Company does not endorse and has no control over any User Submission. Company cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.

Under no circumstances will Company be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with use of or exposure to any Content posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

Attorney Contractors

Any attorney contractor, upon acceptance of a hearing assignment shall be solely responsible for their performance and conduct in the carrying out of their hearing assignment. Attorney Contractors agree to indemnify and hold harmless Company for any error or mistake by Attorney Contractor. In addition, Attorney Contractor agrees to not privately contract with Client Contracting Law Firms or Agencies. By logging into our website and/or selecting a hearing assignment you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Pursuant to such, you are confirming that there are no ethical conflicts or scheduling issues which would preclude you from attending this hearing and representing the indicated party. If you are selecting a bundle/group of hearings, you understand that there is a chance that our client will cancel one or more hearings in the bundle which would make appearing at the remaining hearing(s) less profitable. You understand that your appearance will not be deleted absent unusual extenuating circumstances or emergencies and that said appearance deletion will be at the sole discretion of Company. Attorney Contractors agrees that he or she is bound to the professional standard of conduct as set forth by their state licensing authority including, but not limited to: Confidentiality; Conflicts of Interest between current and past/former clients; and Competency.

Your appearance for the requesting party is only temporary and lasts for only the day of the hearing. If your jurisdiction requires you to enter a written appearance, please withdraw at the conclusion of the hearing. Once you have uploaded your report, your are not further obligated, nor are you authorized, to work the file, attend future hearings not covered through the Local Counsel Collective system, or perform any other tasks for the represented party.

Attorney Contractors Term

These Terms of Use are effective for one year following the date of Acceptance or Re-Acceptance. This Agreement is automatically renewed on a yearly basis until Terminated by either party.

Attorney Contractors Confidentiality

The attorney contractor understands and agrees that in the course of providing legal representation for the Company's Client Contracting Law Firms and their Clients, attorney contractor will have access to certain information about the Client Contracting Law Firms and their Clients and the Client`s customers which is confidential in nature. This confidential information includes but is not limited to loan level data, trade secrets, business process information, the non-public financial information of Client`s customers, and any information provided by third party vendors or licensors which have made confidential or proprietary information available to the Client Contracting Law Firm. The attorney contractor, on behalf of the attorney and the attorney`s employees, officers, Directors and Agents, understands and agrees that such information must be used solely to perform the legal representation contemplated by these Terms of Use/Service and may not be disclosed or made available to any third party, Agent, or employee for any reason whatsoever, other than required by law or as permitted by these Terms either during your participation with Company or after the termination of our business relationship. The attorney further agrees that disclosure of this confidential or proprietary information to attorney's employees, agents or representation shall be on a need-to-know basis only. Prior to any disclosure of any confidential information as required by law, the attorney must (i) notify the appropriate Client Contracting Law Firm of any and all actual or threatened legal compulsion of disclosure, and any actual legal obligation of disclosure immediately upon becoming so obligated and (ii) cooperate with the Client Contracting Law Firm`s and Client`s reasonable, lawful efforts to resist, limit or delay disclosure.

Upon the conclusion of each engagement with the Company, Independent Contracting Attorney shall return to the Client Contracting Law Firm all of the confidential information transmitted under these Terms and shall not retain any copies thereof unless authorized in writing by Client Contracting Law Firm. In addition, attorney shall destroy any confidential information in such a manner that is compliant with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and National Association of Information Destruction.

Attorney Contractors Compliance & Credential Verification

Attorney Contractor represents and warrants to Company and to Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies that the information provided by Attorney Contractor on the User Registration Form, resume and Compliance Documents is accurate and complete. Said information constitutes a material portion of the inducement for Company and Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies to offer these Terms of Use, Services and Compensation. Should Attorney Contractor fail to upload required compliance and/or supporting credentialing information within 10 days of acceptance of hearing assignment(s) which require same, Company reserves the right to withhold and/or retain any compensation due to Attorney Contractor. Attorney Contractor agrees to indemnify and hold Company harmless from all claims alleged against or damages suffered by Company which are attributable in part or in whole to any omissions or inaccuracies as contained in any such information.

Attorney Contractors warrants that he or she is eligible to practice law and is in good standing with their respective state licensing authority in which he or she intends to practice. Should Attorney Contractor be sanctioned, reprimanded or is in any way disciplined by any licensing authority or becomes ineligible to practice law for any reason, he or she agrees to notify Company immediately and not accept any assignments from Company or Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies.

Attorney Contractor, at their option, may fill out an online criminal background check authorization form. Attorney Contractors who do so, guarantee that all information they input into said form is true and accurate. Attorney Contractors further agree to allow Company to send said information and form to a 3rd Party FCRA certified company who will perform a comprehensive background check on the Attorney Contractor. Company promises to keep all personal information confidential, and secure, as required by law.

Attorney Contractors Performance

Attorney Contractor represents, warrants and agrees that should a Client Contracting Law Firm or Agency express dissatisfaction with which an Attorney Contractor performed his or her obligations, duties or services, Company shall promptly notify the Attorney Contractor of the substance of the dissatisfaction. Attorney Contractor agrees to be reasonably responsive to any issues which are made known and information provided. Attorney Contractor agrees to diligently assert and perform any and all services or obligations required to remedy the situation or dissatisfaction by working with Company and Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies. If Attorney Contractor fails to attend an assignment, engagement or hearing in which Attorney Contractor agreed to attend, Attorney Contractor agrees to compensate Company for the brokerage fee it would have realized. This fee will be deducted, if available, from the current balance of Attorney Contractor's account. Finally, per our Terms of Use and Internal Policies, it is the responsibility of all Attorney Contractors to report assignment results via our website within 24 hours after hearing/coverage assignment. Based on input from our Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies, we reserve the right to reasonably lower the per diem compensation for all late/overdue hearing reports/results after 48 hours. In addition, Company reserves the right to withhold and retain any compensation due for all hearings in which results that are more than 10 business days past due.

Attorney Contractors Rates and Expenses

Attorney Contractor agrees that his or her rates under these Terms of Use are not to be discussed, negotiated nor invoiced to any other person, company or Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies. Company, nor Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies, does not have an obligation to pay any expenses of the Attorney Contractors which includes, but is not limited to travel expenses, automobile mileage, meals and lodging, except in certain, specific circumstances of instances where such expenses have been pre-authorized by Company or Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies. Attorney Contractor has no authority to incur any expenses on behalf of Company or Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies. Attorney contractor agrees not to place any liens against Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies files for any unpaid fees, costs, or expenses.

Company Obligations

Company will not control Attorney Contractors' exercise of independent professional judgment in providing services for and on behalf of Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies and their clients. And to the extent reasonably possible, will Company, in no way, interfere with the attorney/client relationship outside the normal vendor/client course of business. Further, Company will compensate attorney the applicable fee due within 60 days from the date that attorney submits the appropriate report for the hearing and/or assignment which is covered. We will not withhold the payment based on whether we are paid by our clients.

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies, upon posting a new attorney assignment or hearing, shall be solely responsible for the accuracy of the information inputted into the various sites. In addition, Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies shall, in a timely manner, update said information should any circumstances change. Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies agree to not privately contract with Attorney Contractors. Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies agree that they have their Client's and/or Creditor Client's informed consent to contract with Company to provide coverage, appearance, and/or per diem counsel. Company will provide the name and contact information of the appearing attorney in advance of the scheduled hearing. Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies will promptly notify Company in the event of a conflict or if they want a substituted attorney to appear. As stated above, Company is not responsible or liable for any content or information uploaded to our system or website by attorney contractors or client contracting law firms and agencies. It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and validity of any content or information uploaded to our system or website. We provide access to content, compliance documents, hearing notes, reports, and other information as a convenience only.

All users under a Client Contracting Law Firm & Agency Account "Client Account" agrees and confirms that they have the express authority to waive certain compliance requirements of that "Client Account." Local Counsel, LLC will waive compliance requirements only on written confirmation of such from a user of the "Client Account".

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies Payment and Invoices

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies shall make all checks payable to Local Counsel, LLC and present payment to 11691 Montgomery Circle, Longmont, Colorado 80504. Payments for all invoices are on a net 15 day basis. Company reserves the right to invoice multiple times per month if a particular account is greater than or equal to $2,000.00. All overdue invoices will be charged a reasonable interest rate at the sole discretion of Company. If you find that an Attorney Contractor performed poorly at a hearing or something else happened which did not meet your expectations, you must click the "dislike" button, located on the hearing report, within 5 business days of the hearing report being submitted on our website. If your invoice is overdue by 60 or more days, your client account will be disabled until your payment is received.

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies Hearing Cancellation

Any posted attorney assignment or hearing that is cancelled by the Client Contracting Law Firm or Agency is subject to 50% of the full contracting service charge if cancelled within 24 clock hours on a regular business day before the date of the hearing and/or assignment. Further, any posted attorney assignment or hearing that is cancelled by the Client Contracting Law Firm or Agency is subject to 100% of the full contracting service charge if cancelled on the same day as the assignment is scheduled. However, this policy may not, at Company's sole discretion, apply to any cancelled hearings which take place at the same time, in the same location, as non-cancelled hearings in which the attorney is scheduled to appear. In those instances, our "Bundle" or discount rate may be adjusted to reflect the decreased number of hearings the attorney is covering.

In the case of extreme weather, hearings in which the Attorney Contractors appear at the designated assignment location and find that the hearing has been cancelled or the venue is closed, those hearings will be charged at the current rate, and Attorney Contractors will be compensated. However, if the Attorney Contractor does not appear at the assigned venue because of weather, or does not appear because he/she knows that the assigned venue will be closed, those hearing assignments will not be charged and the Attorney Contractor will not be compensated.

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies Short Notice Hearing

Any attorney assignment or hearing that is posted in which there is less than 24 clock hours on a regular business day between the time of posting and the hearing/assignment date & date may be subject to a $20.00 USD surcharge. It is understood between the parties that attorney coverage of short notice hearings or assignments is not guaranteed.

Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies In-House Hearings

Company has the ability to provide their scheduling and hearing system/services for Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies for use in scheduling their employed or "in-house" attorneys. Company shall charge a small reasonable fee for using the scheduling system which shall cover Company's operating expenses related to that system. In no way will Company be responsible or liable for the performance or conduct of In-House Attorneys or the outcome of any hearing or assignment covered by an In-House Attorney. Should Client Contracting Law Firm or Agency remove the appearance of their designated in-house employee or attorney, that specific hearing or assignment will then go to a Company Attorney Contractor at the regular service cost.

Property Sales

If Client Contracting Law Firms & Agencies request coverage for a sheriff and/or property sale. Be advised that Local Counsel, LLC d/b/a Local Counsel Collective is NOT liable for any action or non-action the network attorney performs or does not perform. Local Counsel Collective is NOT responsible for any outcome of property sales. The covering attorney and your firm are solely responsible for this sale. We strongly urge you to immediately contact the covering attorney to provide instructions, and get mailing information if you intend to forward a sale or bid package to the covering network attorney.

Termination

Company may suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Warranty Disclaimer

Company has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Company has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Website; what Content you access via the Website; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Company from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Sites. The Sites may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Company makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Sites, and Company will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Sites.

THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CONTENT) IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. COMPANY, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Reciprocal Indemnification

The Parties shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each other, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from or relate to (i) the Parties use or misuse of, or access to, the Sites, Service, Content or otherwise from the Parties User Submissions, (ii) your violation of the Terms of Use, or (iii) infringement by you or Company, or any third party using your or an internal Company account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Each party reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you or Company, in which event you or Company will assist and cooperate with Company or you in asserting any available defenses.

General Content Disclaimer

By using the Service, you agree that Company shall not be responsible for (1) any Content, (2) any person's reliance on any such Content, whether or not correct, current and complete, or (3) the consequences of any action that you or any other person takes or fails to take based on any Content or otherwise as a result of your use of the Service.

Dispute Resolution

A printed version of the Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You and Company agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Service or its existence must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States of America. The Venue for all purposes in connection with this Agreement shall be the County of Hamilton, State of Indiana. In the event Local Counsel, LLC d/b/a Local Counsel Collective reasonably retains counsel for the purpose of enforcing or preventing the breach of this Agreement or any provision hereof, including, but not limited to, instituting any action or proceeding to enforce any provision hereof, for damages by reason of any alleged breach of any provision hereof, for a declaration of such party's rights or obligations hereunder, for an action seeking injunctive relief to enforce any provision herein, for any other judicial remedy, or defends against any action arising from this Agreement or the relationship between a posting firm or network attorney, then Local Counsel, LLC d/b/a Local Counsel Collective shall be entitled, in addition to such other relief as may be granted, to be reimbursed by the initiating or defending party for all costs and expenses incurred thereby, including reasonable attorneys fees.

Disclaimer

Company is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation to clients. Company provides support solely to attorneys and law firms, not end clients. Company and/or contracting attorneys are independent and do not constitute a law firm among themselves. Your use of the Service does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Company will protect the confidentiality of information in accordance with the Privacy Policy, but information you provide to Company may not be afforded legal protection as attorney-client communications. The attorney work product and other legal content included in the Sites is provided "as is" and Company makes no warranty (express or implied), representation or guarantee with respect thereto. Certain content is maintained by sites other than Company, and Company is not responsible for such content. Neither Company nor Company attorneys are creating an attorney-client or attorney- attorney relationship by providing legal content or other information on this site.

Integration and Severability

The Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the Service and use of the Sites, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Company with respect to the Sites. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

Privacy

Company's current Sites privacy statement is located at https://localcounselcollective.com/privacy (the "Privacy Policy") and is incorporated into these Terms of Use. For inquiries in regard to the Privacy Policy, or to report a privacy related problem, please contact privacy@localcounselcollective.com

Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. Company shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Company's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable or transferable by you except with Company's prior written consent. Company may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.