What is Legal Bridge? Legal Bridge is a technology platform (a website portal) for communication between lawyers and adult members of the public. Legal Bridge does not offer legal advice. Lawyers that access Legal Bridge are not Legal Bridge’s partners, employees or agents; they are third parties. Legal Bridge does not recommend or endorse any lawyer on this website, and cannot warranty or guaranty their credentials or qualifications. You are responsible for conducting your own diligence regarding any lawyer. No Attorney-Client relationship is intended or formed between you and Legal Bridge by your use of Legal Bridge. Although Legal Bridge may facilitate an online legal consultation between you and a lawyer, Legal Bridge is not a party to any agreement for representation you may enter with any lawyer. Accordingly, you agree that Legal Bridge is not liable for any acts or omissions of lawyers. Legal Bridge does not endorse or recommend particular lawyers. Before retaining any lawyer or requesting a consultation with a lawyer on Legal Bridge, you should carefully consider the lawyer’s knowledge and experience. If you retain the services of a lawyer beyond a consultation on Legal Bridge, you should ask for a written legal services agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the representation, including all fees, expenses and other obligations. Legal Bridge has no responsibility to verify the identity, credentials or qualifications of lawyers that access Legal Bridge including, but not limited to, information contained in lawyer profiles, such as a lawyers name, law firm, title, contact information, educational background, bar admissions, practice areas or any other information. Legal Bridge is not responsible to review, edit, modify or verify profile information. Legal Bridge has no responsibility to inquire or verify whether lawyers are insured against professional negligence or malpractice. You are responsible for conducting your own diligence regarding the identity or qualifications of any lawyer. Unless otherwise specified herein, “Legal Bridge” means Legal Bridge and the lawyersuae.com website.
User Communications. Legal Bridge is a venue for non-lawyers and lawyers (collectively “Users”) to communicate. Users of the website, not Legal Bridge, provide the content of the communications. Legal Bridge is not a party to the communications between Users. Legal Bridge has no responsibility to edit, modify, filter, screen, monitor, endorse or guarantee communications on this website. Legal Bridge disclaims all liability for the content of any communications between Users on the website or any actions you may take or refrain from taking as a result of any such communications. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any communications.
Legal Bridge assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of any lawyer or non-lawyer or the content of any communications on this website. As used herein, communications includes, but are not limited to, any communications directed to you from any User directly or indirectly in connection with this website. Communications includes, but are not limited to, communications by lawyers on Legal Bridge, including profile information. Communications on this website are limited, do not involve in-person evaluations or visits, and do not include safeguards and procedures typical of in-person evaluations and visits. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Legal Bridge reserves the right, but is not obligated, to prohibit or delete any communication on Legal Bridge. If your legal matter involves a potential lawsuit, it is important that you realize a lawsuit must be filed, or responded to, within a certain period of time or your rights may be negatively affected. Therefore, if an attorney declines to represent you, you are encouraged to immediately consult with another attorney to protect your rights. An attorney’s decision not to represent you should not be taken by you as an expression regarding the merits of your case. Legal Bridge features forums where Users may participate in the general discussion of law, discuss the qualifications of lawyers or other non-confidential topics. Communications may be unprotected against disclosure by the attorney-client privilege or other privilege doctrines.
Confidentiality; Privileges. Legal Bridge may include interactive forums and features that are inappropriate for discussing confidential information or legal advice. Confidential information may include, but is not limited to, your name, contact information, identifying information about other persons or entities, evidence or admissions of civil or criminal liability, or other information about your legal matters. The purposes of the forums and features on Legal Bridge are the general discussion of law and the qualifications of lawyers. Legal Bridge is not responsible for the intentional or unintentional disclosure of confidential information. It is possible that any communications on this website may be received or intercepted by third parties, including non-lawyers, due to security breach, system malfunction, site maintenance, or for other reasons. Users of this website assume the risk that their communications may be received by third parties and may not be protected against disclosure by the attorney-client privilege or other privilege doctrines, and agree not to hold Legal Bridge responsible in such instances. The information and services provided by Legal Bridge are proprietary in nature and User acknowledges that it is not a competitor of Legal Bridge and agrees not to share such information with any competitors of Legal Bridge. You further agree that monetary damages for breach of this section may not be adequate and that Legal Bridge will be entitled to injunctive relief, without the requirement to post bond. This section will survive any termination of this Agreement for a period of two (2) years, or for as long as the information in question remains a trade secret under applicable laws and regulations, whichever period is longer.
Legal Queries. Legal queries by Users (“Cases”) on Legal Bridge may be accessed by third parties and/or emailed to third parties lawyers and non-lawyers. Users should not submit or post information that they do not wish to disclose to the public. Lawyers who are not representing you, non-lawyers, and members of the public may view Cases. Cases may be unprotected against disclosure by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. Submitting confidential or incriminating information that may be used against you as evidence or an admissions of civil or criminal liability is prohibited. Users who submit Cases agree to be contacted by lawyers and third parties, including Legal Bridge. Lawyer responses may be accessed by third parties and/or emailed to third parties including lawyers and non-lawyers. However, Legal Bridge reserves the right not to publish, not to email, or to edit or delete any Case, and we also reserve the right not to publish, not to email, or to edit or delete any response to any Case. On Legal Bridge, querying-Users may be sometimes be referred to as “Clients” and attorney-Users may sometimes be referred to as “Lawyer,” “Attorney” or “your Lawyer” or “your Attorney.” However, whether an attorney-client relationship actually exists may be a factual question that varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and use of these terms on Legal Bridge should not be construed as a representation by Legal Bridge that an attorney client relationship exists.
Limited Scope Initial Consultations. Users may engage in limited-scope initial consultations on Legal Bridge for a fee. Legal Bridge may be used to send communications and payments for limited-scope initial consultations between a querying-User and an attorney-User. The fee may be pre-authorized, processed, transferred or refunded in a manner deemed appropriate by Legal Bridge in its sole and absolute discretion. Payment does not give querying-Users a right to receive an initial consultation or other services from an attorney-User. Querying-Users acknowledge that an attorney-User has the right to revoke an offer for an initial consultation before or after payment is made for any reason, including but not limited to: the identification of a potential or actual conflict of interest, scheduling conflicts, or if the attorney-User believes that he or she does not have the relevant expertise to provide consultation to the querying-User. The Users agree that any consultation on Legal Bridge is limited in scope to preliminary advice based upon the information posted by the querying-User on the Legal Bridge website. The querying-User understands and acknowledges that any advice received is preliminary in nature and does not act as a substitute for an in-person consultation and full review of the matter by a qualified attorney. The querying-User further understands and acknowledges that at the time of an initial consultation on Legal Bridge, the attorney-User does not have access to all of the information necessary to provide full legal advice to the querying-User, and that any advice received by the querying-User is therefore preliminary in nature. The attorney-User shall have no obligation to provide legal services beyond the limited scope initial consultation. If a querying-User decides to retain additional services of an attorney-User on Legal Bridge, the querying-User should request to enter a written legal services agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the representation, including all fees, expenses and other obligations. All parties acknowledge that Legal Bridge is not a party to any representation that may occur beyond the limited scope initial consultation, and agree to hold Legal Bridge harmless for any disputes arising out of such representation.
Attorney Membership. Attorney-Users may create a Legal Bridge profile and conduct consultations on Legal Bridge. Proceeds from a paid initial consultation may be deposited into the bank account selected by the attorney-User. The benefits each attorney-User is entitled to may depend upon the membership plan selected by the attorney-User. Attorney-users may cancel their membership at any time and are not entitled to a refund on a pro-rata or other basis. Attorney-users acknowledge and agree that Legal Bridge has the right to revise the benefits of each membership plan at any time, and that the attorney-User’s sole recourse to such revisions is to cancel their membership.
Service Fees. Legal Bridge and or its affiliates may deduct Service Fees from payments made by querying-Users for consultations based on the membership level of attorney-Users. Service Fees may be equal to 50% for consultations with Basic Members and 20% for Professional Members. Service Fees are based on marketing and technology services provided by Legal Bridge. Users agree that Service Fees are fair and reasonable. Legal Bridge may change the rates for Service Fees at any time for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion.
Payments. Legal Bridge processes payments using the Stripe online payment platform. All Users making or receiving payments via Legal Bridge agree to the Stripe terms of service found at www.stripe.com. To ensure uninterrupted service and to enable Users to conveniently purchase additional products and services, Legal Bridge and/or Stripe may store your payment method on file. Please note that it is your responsibility to maintain current billing information on file with Legal Bridge. Payment processing services for Users on Legal Bridge are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as a User on Legal Bridge, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of Legal Bridge enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide Legal Bridge accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Legal Bridge to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
Attorney’s Duties Regarding Conflicts, Competence, and License. All attorney-Users must ensure that there are no conflicts of interest and that the attorney-User is capable of competently providing the initial consultation requested. The fee paid by the querying-User is not paid to the attorney-User until the initial consultation has been rendered. Thus, if any issue prevents the attorney from being able to provide the initial consultation, the attorney-User has the obligation to quickly conclude the initial consultation as soon as possible and allow for the querying-User to receive a refund and/or select another attorney-User. All attorney-Users warrant that they are licensed to practice law and in good standing with one or more state bar associations in the United States of America at the time of creating a Legal Bridge account and at the time of offering and providing consultation services to querying-Users. Attorney-Users agree that they will discontinue offering and providing services on the Legal Bridge platform and remove their account from Legal Bridge immediately if his or her license to practice law is suspended or revoked.
Attorney’s Other Duties. In addition to the above duties regarding conflicts, competence, and license, attorney-Users agree that if they offer to provide an initial legal consulation on Legal Bridge, then they will respond to querying-Users quickly and diligently. Attorney-Users agree that they will complete initial consultations and submit billable time within three (3) days after the client preauthorizes payment by selecting the Submit Time option on the Messages page including the chat history with the querying-User. Attorney-Users acknowledge that they forfeit any right to receive payment if they have not completed the initial consultation and submitted time by the deadline. Attorney-Users acknowledge that the satisfaction of a querying-User is guaranteed, and any charges that are disputed for any reason will not be paid.
Attorney Ethics Notice. If you are an attorney participating in any aspect of this website, you acknowledge that the Rules of Professional Conduct of the jurisdictions where you are licensed (“Rules”) apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by these Rules. These Rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to confidentiality, advertising, solicitation of clients, unauthorized practice of law, and misrepresentations of fact. Legal Bridge disclaims all responsibility for compliance with these Rules. Users agree to hold Legal Bridge harmless for any ethical violations by lawyers using this website. Lawyers agree to keep all information and communications obtained through this website strictly confidential, including but not limited to proprietary information regarding Legal Bridge services.
Limitations on Use. The content on this website is for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. You may not use this website to determine a consumer’s eligibility for: (a) credit or insurance for personal, family, or household purposes; (b) employment; or (c) a government license or benefit. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from this website. Nor may you use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture, or extract information about usage, individual identities or users. You may not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor or copy our website or the content without our prior written permission. You may not use this website to transmit any false, misleading, fraudulent or illegal communications. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this website, except to the extent permitted above. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export this website or any portion thereof, or the content in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States of America. Any unauthorized use of this website or its content is prohibited.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use. As a condition of your use of the Legal Bridge website, you warrant to Legal Bridge that you will not use the Legal Bridge website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Legal Bridge website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Legal Bridge website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Legal Bridge website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Legal Bridge websites. Legal Bridge may only be used by querying-Users and attorney-Users for the purpose of conducting initial online legal consultations. Any use by Users who are not querying-Users or attorney-Users that is not limited to conducting initial online legal consultations is strictly prohibited.
Links to Third Party websites. This website may contain links to websites controlled by parties other than Legal Bridge. Legal Bridge may provide links to other citations or resources with whom it is not affiliated. Legal Bridge is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, contents, products, services or use of any third party website, any website accessed therefrom or any changes or updates to such sites. Legal Bridge makes no guarantees about the content or quality of the products or services provided by such sites. Legal Bridge is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any third party website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Legal Bridge of the Third Party website, nor does it imply that Legal Bridge sponsors, 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 content provided on a third party website and agree that Legal Bridge is not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party.
Ownership. This website is owned and operated by Legal Bridge, LLC. All right, title and interest in and to the materials provided on this website, including but not limited to information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds and images are owned either by Legal Bridge or by their respective third party authors, developers or vendors. Except as otherwise expressly provided by Legal Bridge, no materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted or distributed in any way and nothing on this website shall be construed to confer any license under any of Legal Bridge’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Legal Bridge.
Copyrights. All website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof, are owned by Legal Bridge, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Trademarks. Legal Bridge, all images and text, and all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Legal Bridge, LLC. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.
No Warranty. The site and all materials, documents or forms provided on or through your use of the site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Legal Bridge expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Legal Bridge makes no warranty that: (a) the site or the materials will meet your requirements; (b) the site or the materials will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free basis; (c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the site, or any materials offered through the site, will be accurate or reliable; or (d) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site or in reliance on the materials will meet your expectations. Obtaining any materials through the use of the site is done at your own discretion and at your own risk. Legal Bridge shall have no responsibility for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any content, materials, information or software.
Dispute Resolution; Arbitration. Legal Bridge and you agree to attempt to resolve all disputes informally for 30 days prior to filing for arbitration. In the event we are unable to resolve the dispute and at least 30 days have passed since all parties have been on notice of the existence of the dispute, Legal Bridge and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us before a single arbitrator. The types of disputes and claims we agree to arbitrate are intended to be broadly interpreted. It applies, without limitation, to: claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory; claims that arose before these or any prior terms (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class; and claims that may arise after the termination of these terms. For the purposes of this Arbitration Agreement, references to “Legal Bridge,” “we” and “us” include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or products under these terms or any prior agreements between us. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. You agree that, by entering into these terms, you and Legal Bridge are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. These terms evidence a transaction or website use in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision will survive termination of these terms. A party who intends to file an action in small claims court or seek arbitration must first send, by U.S. certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) to the other party, which shall be addressed to: 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, Delaware 19958, County of Sussex (the “Notice Address”), and an electronic copy must be sent via email to support@Legal Bridge.com. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If Legal Bridge and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Legal Bridge may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Legal Bridge or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Legal Bridge is entitled. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), as modified by these terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by these terms. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings of fact and conclusions of law on which the award is based. The parties agree that any awards or findings of fact or conclusions of law made in an arbitration of their dispute or claim are made only for the purposes of that arbitration, and may not be used by any other person or entity in any later arbitration of any dispute or claim involving Legal Bridge. The parties agree that in any arbitration of a dispute or claim, neither party will rely for preclusive effect on any award or finding of fact or conclusion of law made in any other arbitration of any dispute or claim to which Legal Bridge was a party. The arbitrator may award injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. YOU AND LEGAL BRIDGE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES AND NOT AS PLAINTIFFS OR CLASS MEMBERS IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OR IN THE CAPACITY OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. The arbitrator shall not have the power to commit errors of law or legal reasoning, and the parties agree that any injunctive award may be vacated or corrected on appeal by either party to a court of competent jurisdiction for any such error. Each party will bear its own costs and fees on any such appeal. The arbitrator shall not award relief in excess of what these terms provide or award punitive damages or any other damages not measured by actual damages. Further, unless both you and Legal Bridge agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential, other than as part of an appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable. If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, it is severable from the rest of the arbitration agreement.
Termination/Access Restriction. Legal Bridge reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Legal Bridge.com website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.