Terms and Conditions of Use / Retention Agreement
The following terms and conditions govern Law on Call, LLC’s (“Law on Call”) services. You are required to read these terms, and your use of such services constitutes acceptance thereof.
LAW ON CALL IS OWNED BY NON-LAWYERS
Legal services are being provided by an entity that is not a traditional legal provider. Law on Call, LLC is owned/managed (fully or partially) by nonlawyers who are not subject to the same rules as lawyers.This means that some services and/or protections, like attorney-client privilege, may be different from those you could get from a traditional law firm. While Law on Call is owned by non-lawyers, such non-lawyers will not be involved in the practice of law. Only lawyers and legal personnel at Law on Call will provide services and legal advice to you.
Attorney-client privilege, ethics and confidentiality rules govern the services provided by Law on Call. By your use of Law on Call’s services, you agree and understand that no attorney-client relationship has been formed except as related to the specific matter for which you retained our services. Additionally, no attorney-client relationship exists between you and Law on Call unless we accept your invitation/request to provide services, subject to a conflict investigation, as described below. Advice and information provided over the telephone, without an accompanying express agreement by the attorney to enter into an attorney-client relationship, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the attorneys at Law on Call.
Following an order with Law on Call, Law on Call will conduct a conflict check. We may be required to refuse service in the event of a legal conflict of interest, pursuant to the ethical rules prescribed by the applicable State Bar. A conflict of interest may arise if the service you request involves another Law on Call client and your interests are different than, or adversarial to the other Law on Call client. In such event, Law on Call will notify each client of the conflict of interest, and, unfortunately, Law on Call may be required to deny service to either or both clients. Law on Call will not be considered bound by this Agreement, and no attorney-client relationship shall be formed until it is determined, by Law on Call, that no conflict of interest exists.
You agree that, at the time Law on Call’s services to you conclude, as determined by Law on Call, you will immediately pay all unpaid charges incurred by our attorneys, which are charged by the hour at our attorneys’ prevailing rates for time spent on your matter. No initial retainer shall be required, and Law on Call will not hold any client funds for any purpose. You also agree that you will reimburse any filing fees and other fees fixed by law or assessed by courts or public agencies in connection with your matter, which shall be included on your invoice, at the time your matter has concluded.
Law on Call is being retained to provide legal advice. Nothing in this Agreement, and nothing contained in our attorney’s statements to you shall be construed as a promise or guarantee in regard to any particular outcome related to your legal matter. Any comments by our attorneys about the outcome of your matter are expressions of opinion only.
If you provide unsolicited information to Law on Call through this website, email, over the phone, or through any other medium, the provision of such information does not, and will not, create an attorney-client relationship between you and Law on Call or any of its attorneys. If you provide information or material through this website in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, or for which we have not agreed to represent you, that information and material may not be privileged or confidential and may not be secure. If you e-mail information to us in connection with any matter, you acknowledge and understand that Internet e-mail may not be secure. Please take this into consideration when sending proprietary, confidential or particularly sensitive information as Law on Call will not be held liable for any such breach or disclosure of such information.