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Lawyer - Client Agreement

Legal Forms (LF) is a marketplace that helps you with your legal jobs and have legal questions answered by connecting clients with lawyers on demand. We want all LF users to be able to transact on LF with confidence. We want our listed lawyers to bring great service and value to our marketplace. LF may charge fees to clients and/or Lawyers in consideration for the use of the LF platform. The actual contract for sale or services is directly between the client and the lawyer. While we may provide pricing, listing, sourcing and other guidance in our services, such guidance is solely informational and you may decide to follow it or not. If you are a lawyer, you are liable for transaction fees or a service charge out of all transactions made using some or all of LF’s services, even if service terms are finalized or payment is made outside of LF. Every LAWYER using this service agrees to comply with the following terms and policies: You are responsible for the accuracy and content of information you provide on this platform Content that violates any of LF’s policies may be modified or deleted at LF’s discretion. You are responsible for reading the full job request description and client’s terms before giving a quotation. You are solely responsible for giving a quotation and estimate time for completion. You enter into a legally binding agreement to provide a service when your quotation is accepted and payment is made by the client to LF and are required to provide the service as requested by the client. You can only retract a quotation where the client significantly changed the job request description, if you accidentally give a wrong quote or if the client is not reachable. If you are retracting a quote, you’ll also need to make sure you do so within a reasonable time. The estimated delivery time must be strictly adhered to at all times and takes effect from the time payment is made and complete information is provided by the client. You are responsible for delivery of completed documents to the client through secure and traceable courier services. Any damage or loss of completed documents will be replaced by the lawyer. If you wish to terminate the service agreement after receiving payment, the client will be entitled to get his full payment as refund and where a termination is initiated by the client due to poor or non-service, you may be liable to pay the service charge or termination fees. Every client agrees to comply with the following terms: You agree to pay the total fees for any service requested in connection with LF. Upon your acceptance of a quotation from a lawyer and payment of required fees, a legally binding agreement is formed between you and the lawyer. LF will collect the fees at the time you accept the quotation. You are responsible for any modifications to the service request and agree to pay any additional fees with such modifications. You can cancel the request at any time subject to a 50% administrative & expenses charge on payments already made for the service, except in cases where the cancellation request is a result of a breach of our terms. Both parties must clearly and expressly agree on all terms where there are changes to the scope of work initially agreed upon. The new scope of work and fees must be communicated to LF by email before the change of scope takes effect. If a lawyer cancels an accepted job/quotation, the client will receive a full refund of the total fees paid within a commercially reasonable time of the cancellation, or the fees may be applied to a new job.


Thanks for using LegalForms (LF). This User Agreement sets out the terms on which LegalForms offers you access to and use of our sites, services, applications and tools (collectively ‘Services’). By using our services, you agree to be bound by these terms. If you are using our Services as the employee or agent of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that organization. LF provides a marketplace platform that allows users to seek legal information and self-help. LF is not involved in the actual transaction between users or the parties to any transaction. All transactions are directly between the client/customer & service provider (lawyer). As we are not a Law Firm, please note that the communications between users on the platform or between you & LF, or between you and a lawyer on the platform may not be protected as privileged communications under the lawyer-client privilege. Your use of the services does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you & LF, or between you and any LF employee or representative. LF is not a "Lawyer Referral Service". The directory of lawyers published on our website is provided to the public free of charge and is for informational purposes only. LF does not endorse or recommend any lawyer nor does it make any warranty as to the qualifications or competency of any attorney. The information provided by LF along with the content on our website related to Legal matters is provided for your private use and does not constitute Legal Advice. We do not review any information you provide us for legal accuracy or sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide opinions or apply the law to the facts of your situation. While we may provide certain information and guidance in our Services, such guidance is solely informational and you may decide to follow it or not. LF does not review users’ listings or content. While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, LF has no control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, safety or legality of any information provided by a third party; the truth or accuracy of users’ content or feedback; or that a user will actually complete a transaction. Lawyers that submit User Content and provide advice do so at their own risk. You retain copyright on all works you create and post as User Content, unless you choose specifically to renounce it. In posting a work as User Content, you authorize other members who have access to that service to make personal and customary use of the work, including creating links or reposting, but not otherwise to reproduce or disseminate it unless you give permission for such dissemination. You grant LF a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sell, distribute, and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world without compensation to you. You have the right to remove any of your works from User Content at any time. In connection with using or accessing the Services you will not: Post or upload content or information that may be false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or libelous Breach or circumvent any laws, third party rights or our systems or policies Infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties Use our services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts (for example if you are not of sound mind), or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our Services Fail to pay for services rendered to you; Distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters or pyramid schemes; use the contact information of other users for any purpose other than in relation to a specific LF transaction (which includes using this information to send marketing materials directly to LF users unless the user has given explicit consent to receiving these materials); distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm LF, or the interests or property of LF users; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access our Services for any purpose interfere with the working of our Services, or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; harvest or otherwise collect information about users, such as email addresses, without their consent; or Circumvent any technical measures we use to provide the Services. If you are registering with LF as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to legally bind that entity. Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate your user account(s) and access to our Services, restrict or prohibit access to, and your activities on, our Services, and take technical and legal steps to keep you from using our Services if: we think that you are creating problems or possible legal liabilities; we think that such restrictions will improve the security of the LF community or reduce our or another LF user's exposure to financial liabilities; we think that you are infringing the rights of third parties; we think that you are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this User Agreement or our policies or abuse our employees or users; despite our reasonable endeavors, we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or you fail to make full payment of any fees due for our Services by your payment due date. When an issue arises we may consider the user's performance history and the specific circumstances in applying our policies. We may choose to be more lenient with policy enforcement, and to do the right thing for both buyers and sellers. When providing us with content (including causing content to be posted using our Services), you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual (or for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content), irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to use the content (including without limitation, creating and using derivative works) and you authorize us to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, database or other intellectual property rights you have in or to the content in any media known now or developed in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights in the content and promise not to assert such rights or any other intellectual property rights you have in the content against us, our sub-licensees or our assignees. We try to keep LF and its Services safe, secure, and functioning properly, but we cannot guarantee the continuous operation of or access to our Services. We (including our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, agents and employees) shall not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any business losses, such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us arising, directly or indirectly from: your use of or your inability to use our Services; delays or disruptions in our Services; viruses or other malicious software obtained by accessing, or linking to, our Services; glitches, bugs, errors, or inaccuracies of any kind in our Services; damage to your hardware device from the use of any LF Service; the content, actions, or inactions of third parties, including items listed using our Services a suspension or other action taken with respect to your account your need to modify practices, content, or behavior or your loss of or inability to do business, as a result of changes to this User Agreement or our policies. You will compensate us in full (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) for any losses or costs, including reasonable legal fees, we incur arising out of any breach by you of this User Agreement, your improper use of LF’s Services or your breach of any law or the rights of a third party. If a dispute arises between you & LF, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by contacting Customer Support. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. Any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with this User Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Nigeria. If any provision of this User Agreement is held to be invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. We may assign our rights and obligations under this User Agreement in accordance with the below (but without your prior express consent), provided that we assign the User Agreement on the same terms or terms that are no less advantageous to you. If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. We may amend this User Agreement at any time by email, or by posting the amended terms on our website. All amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted. Your continued use of our Services after the effective date of these amended terms constitutes your acceptance of them. If at any time you find these Terms unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site or any Applications. This User Agreement may not be otherwise amended except through mutual agreement by you and an LF representative authorized to do so. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this User Agreement. A person who is not a party to this User Agreement has no right to enforce any term of this User Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in this User Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.

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