Last Updated: April 26, 2020
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We welcome links to the homepage of our website, so long as you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. In no event shall you remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of the homepage, and you shall discontinue providing links to this website if requested by us.
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To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express and implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential and punitive damages.
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Any violation of these terms by you,
Any dispute between you and a third party, and
Your violation of the rights of any third-party.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
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You agree that all disputes between you and LegalHelpline.info with regard to your relationship with us, including any disputes concerning your use of our website or services, will be resolved by final and binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in New York or the county of your residence under the then current AAA’s commercial arbitration rules.
Before moving an unresolved informal dispute into arbitration, you must first send us a notice of dispute describing the basis of the claim of dispute and the specific relief sought. This notice may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your notice, we may offer you a final written settlement offer. If you do not accept such offer, or if you find the offer unsatisfactory and wish to proceed with your dispute, you must submit your dispute for resolution by arbitration as described above.
For claims of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less, you can choose to have the arbitration proceed in person, by telephone, or based on written submissions. If you receive an arbitration reward that is greater than our final settlement offer, we will pay the filing, administration, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration. If you retain an attorney to represent you in the arbitration, we will reimburse any reasonable attorney fees.
Any arbitrator’s award rendered shall be final and conclusive to all parties. Judgment upon any award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any party may still seek injunctive relief in order to protect its rights when the outcome in arbitration is pending, or pursue the matter in a small claims court instead of arbitration.
We may be entitled to attorney fees and expenses if we prevail in arbitration. However, we will not seek such an award from you, unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.
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We reserve the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of the amendment.
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You may stop using this website and our services at any time.
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If you have any questions about these terms, or about our website or services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL STATE-SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.
An attorney or law firm in California shall not claim to be "certified specialist" unless the attorney held a current certificate issued by the California Board of Legal Specialization or any other entity that has been accredited by the State Bar and designates specialists under the Board of Governors' standards.
LegalHelpline.info operates as a "Lawyer Directory" as defined under Florida Rule 4-7.23.
There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification organizations in Hawaii.
The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such a certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a legal professional is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such professional is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such legal professional as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such legal professional is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as "certified" in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Free background information is available upon request for any Mississippi lawyers. The listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi lawyer does not indicate any certification of expertise therein.
Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri, nor the Missouri Bar, reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Neither the State Bar of Nevada, nor any agency of the State Bar, has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert.
Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field of practice, that does not state that such certification has been granted by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey or by an organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been denied approval, by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and the American Bar Association.
Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the Board as a specialist in that area of law.
Prior results obtained do not guarantee a similar outcome.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.
Unless otherwise indicated, Tennessee lawyers are not certified as specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their Listings.
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas lawyers are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their Listings.
The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington lawyer to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or qualifications in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.
The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.