Effective as of October 27, 2020
Thanks for visiting. We’re delighted to call you part of the JUSTLAW family. This document is our “terms of service”, and is probably similar to what you’ve seen on other websites. For the rest of the time, we’re going to call it the “Terms”. You already know we do things differently at JUSTLAW. For instance, we pride ourselves on using plain English instead of all that legal mumbo jumbo nobody understands (even the lawyers!!).
These Terms cover your use of our site, and the services and technology we offer you there. Putting all those things together, we call them the “JUSTLAW Services”. The JUSTLAW Services represents our complete product and service offering to you.
In order to use the JUSTLAW Services or any part of it, you have to be at least 18 years old. In some states, that age might be 16. However here at JUSTLAW we like to play it safe, so if you aren’t 18, close the browser tab now!
You’ll find links to certain third party websites on www.just.law. We’re providing those for informational purposes only. We’re not endorsing those sites or guaranteeing the accuracy or legality of anything on them.
Our JUSTLAW membership is offered as a membership service. If you get a free trial, you’re going to become a paying member AUTOMATICALLY at the end of that free trial. If you don’t want to pay us, cancel before the free trial ends. Memberships also automatically renew for successive one year periods. If you use any of our annual services (like closing on a new home), that’s worth a lot of money, so we require you to continue paying for the membership for at least one full year.
Nope. We aren’t selling you tee shirts, friend. Unless we make a billing mistake, there are no returns or refunds.
Nope. We offer tools and technology that allows you to perform certain very low level tasks, like creating a non-disclosure agreement. Other than those basic tasks, we connect you with independent, user-rated attorneys in our JUSTLAW network of attorneys. While we do not recommend or endorse any attorney, we do use a matching software to connect you to someone professionally skilled to address your concerns. Also, if any of our attorneys drop below our star rating threshold, we kick them out of the network.
Before you begin working with any attorney you find through the JUSTLAW Services, we encourage you to independently research that attorney. There are many tools available to research attorneys, including Martindale Hubble, LinkedIn and Avvo.
In addition, there’s no attorney-client privilege created between you and JUSTLAW. If you don’t know what that means, jump over to our Plain English Legal Dictionary and find out.
Those who represent themselves as attorneys must be licensed to practice law, and be in good standing, in at least one jurisdiction in the United States or foreign country.
All information provided to JUSTLAW that relates to yourself, your background, and your expertise must be accurate, candid, and not misleading. In addition, all attorneys must accurately describe their skills and expertise in each area of law in order to practice in that area of law in conjunction with JUSTLAW clients.
The parties acknowledge that JUSTLAW connects its clients with JUSTLAW consultants. Clients agree they will not attempt to circumvent or circumvent JUSTLAW in its efforts to connect clients with JUSTLAW consultants. Therefore, without the prior written consent of JUSTLAW, clients are not to attempt to procure or procure legal services from a JUSTLAW consultant outside of the JUSTLAW platform.
If a client or JUSTLAW consultant attempts to circumvent or does circumvent JUSTLAW and procures a JUSTLAW consultant’s services outside the platform of JUSTLAW, JUSTLAW will seek monetary damages from the client and the consultant. That will include the greater of: (1) twenty-five percent (25%) of the expected compensation of a JUSTLAW consultant in relation to a particular client for a given matter and for one year thereafter, or (2) $12,500. Once payment is initiated and completed, JUSTLAW will provide its written consent. Only thereafter, may the client then seek, and the consultant then perform, the services of the JUSTLAW consultant outside of the JUSTLAW platform.
Professional, Independent Attorney Judgment
Attorneys performing legal services for JUSTLAW clients are not agents or employees of JUSTLAW. Any attorney rendering legal services to Plan Members under a JUSTLAW membership shall maintain the attorney-client relationship with the Plan Member, and is solely responsible to the Plan Member for all legal services provided. It is within the sole discretion of the attorney to determine whether claims or defenses pertaining to any matter under these Terms present a frivolous or otherwise unmeritorious claim or defense. Participating attorneys reserve the right to make independent professional judgments regarding such presentations.
JUSTLAW will in no way influence or attempt to affect the rendering of professional services of the participating attorneys.
Nature of Relationship
It is the express intention of JUSTLAW and the attorney consultant that the attorney consultant be an independent contractor. Nothing in these Terms shall in any way be construed to constitute the attorney consultant as an agent, employee, or representative of JUSTLAW. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the attorney consultant is not authorized to bind JUSTLAW to any liability or obligation or to represent that the attorney consultant has any such authority. Attorney consultant further agrees that any use of site tools, JUSTLAW’s mobile application or any other tools (“Tools”) offered by JUSTLAW is optional and such Tools are purely offered for attorney consultant’s convenience and usage of such Tools are not mandatory. Attorney consultant acknowledges and agrees that (i) attorney consultant is obligated to report as income all compensation received by JUSTLAW pursuant to these Terms;(ii) it has an obligation to pay all self-employment and other taxes on such income; and (iii) it will receive no JUSTLAW-sponsored benefits such as, but not limited to, paid vacation, sick leave, medical insurance, and 401k participation. If attorney consultant is reclassified by a state or federal agency, court, or arbitrator as JUSTLAW’s employee, attorney consultant will become a reclassified employee and will receive no benefits from JUSTLAW, except those mandated by state or federal law, even if by the terms of JUSTLAW’s benefit plans or programs of the Company in effect at the time of such reclassification, attorney consultant would otherwise be eligible for such benefits.
Limited Exclusivity and Other Agreements
By agreeing to these Terms and working with clients JUSTLAW connects to you, you are agreeing that:
You are consenting to receive JUSTLAW emails and communications.
We have the right to send you emails, snail mail and even birthday cards, but you can opt out of those communications at any time by notifying us or clicking any unsubscribe link in an email.
JustLaw cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Therefore you should keep your password secure. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your account.
If you don’t know what intellectual property means, we’d suggest you hop over to our Plain English Legal Dictionary and find out. The JUSTLAW logo, our software and technology and other forms of intellectual property belong to us and we’re not giving them to you. You can’t use them, copy them, modify them or sell them. Sorry.
We’re going to amend these Terms sometimes. The updated version will always be here. If you use any part of the JUSTLAW Services after an update, that means that you agree to that update.
We’re a NY company. If we have any disagreements, the laws of New York are 100% governing, and no other laws, even if you live in a state other than New York. If there’s ever a problem that we can’t work out with our awesome customer service team, you cannot sue us. Instead, you will have to use private arbitration and it will be forever binding on you.
That’s it friends. These Terms are what matters. If there’s not a promise made to you here, we didn’t make it.
Effective as of October 27, 2020