LIMITED SERVICES ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT
IF YOU ARE VIEWING THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT PRIOR TO REGISTERING ON THE VIRTUAL LAW OFFICE WEB SITE OF, Pravel Intellectual Property Law, P.C. dba Intellalegal (“Intellalegal”), PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND WILL ONLY BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON YOUR REGISTRATION ON THIS WEB SITE, YOUR RECEIPT OF NOTICE FROM INTELLALEGAL THAT HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO YOU AND ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT,
AND YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS AGREEMENT PRIOR TO REGISTERING ON THE WEB SITE, NO INTELLALEGAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN INTELLALEGAL AND YOU AND INTELLALEGAL HAS NOT YET OFFERED THIS AGREEMENT FOR YOU TO ACCEPT. THIS LIMITED SERVICES ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT (hereafter, “Agreement”) is made between Intellalegal and Client, the person registering hereunder. It is intended to meet the lawful goals of Client and to state the respective parties’ rights and obligations.
1. Importance of Review of this Agreement
It is crucial that Client carefully review all terms included in this Agreement. If Client is uncertain about the meaning of any aspect of this Agreement or wishes to discuss the Agreement, Client may contact Intellalegal by electronic message as provided on this Virtual Law Office Web site prior to registration.
2. Nature and Scope of the Services to Be Provided
Intellalegal’s online services to unrepresented litigants do not purport to provide physical legal representation or commence litigation on behalf of limited service clients. The purpose of Intellalegal’s limited representation under this Agreement is to provide for limited legal advice and counseling charged to Client with prompt service provided in a cost-effective manner.
Limited services provided by Intellalegal pursuant to this Agreement are based entirely on information provided by Client to Intellalegal. The Agreement to provide legal services to Client covers the time period from which both Client and Intellalegal accept this Agreement and Intellalegal receives Client’s payment through Intellalegal’s funds transfer service to the time Intellalegal has provided Client with the services provided for under the Agreement. After the provision of services provided for under this Agreement, Intellalegal will no longer act as Client’s Intellalegal and any Intellalegal-client relationship will terminate. While Intellalegal will provide information regarding proper filing and serving of documents provided for under this Agreement, Client agrees that it remains Client’s full responsibility, unless Client retains counsel other than Intellalegal, to proceed as an unrepresented litigant by filing any and all legal documents in accordance with legal requirements, including court filing deadlines, statutes of limitation, and proper service of documents.
Intellalegal has not agreed to confirm that Client has properly served, filed, or undertaken other necessary actions regarding the forms completed under this Agreement. Intellalegal has not agreed to attend a hearing or trial on Client’s behalf or provide any legal services extending beyond those services, which Client has purchased under this Agreement.
After performing the services provided for under this Agreement, Intellalegal has no further obligation to Client unless mandated by the Rules of Professional Conduct provided by the State Bar in which the Intellalegal is licensed.
Limited services provided by Intellalegal under this Agreement neither obligates Intellalegal to note representation as “of record” orally or in writing in any Court nor to represent Client in any court or other legal proceeding whatsoever. Client acknowledges that Intellalegal is not obligated to sign any pleadings or papers nor communicate with any Intellalegal who represents an opposing party in this matter, nor with an opposing party if that party is not represented by counsel in the matter.
If at any time limited legal services cannot reasonably or competently be undertaken in light of Client’s specific legal needs and thus requires the engagement of a full-service law firm, Intellalegal will advise Client of the need for full-service representation. No fees will be due and owing for services as set forth in this Agreement as no services will have been provided.
As with any legal service, Intellalegal cannot guarantee any legal outcome.
3. Benefits of Full Representation
Client at any time has the alternative of seeking to retain full-service representation, which would provide Client with the benefit of a comprehensive range of legal services. While services to be provided under this Agreement are designed to be a cost-effective alternative to full-legal services, these services are no substitute for the benefits of full-service representation.
Client understands that at any time during the relationship provided for under this Agreement, Client may decide to retain full-service representation. If so, Client may seek the assistance of Intellalegal, any other private lawyer or law firm, or any free legal services if available under such service’s applicable income guidelines and other limitations. If Client elects to retain full service representation from Intellalegal or any other lawyer or law firm after Intellalegal has completed and Client has taken delivery of, legal services under this Agreement, Client expressly agrees to honor Client’s payment obligations as set forth herein.
Intellalegal makes no representations that Intellalegal will agree to provide Client with full-service legal representation. In the event that Intellalegal and Client agree that Intellalegal will provide full-service representation, Intellalegal will provide Client with another agreement separate and apart from this Agreement, which separate agreement will detail the scope of Intellalegal’s representation and the basis or rate of the fee and expenses for which client will be responsible.
Having been fully advised of the importance, benefits, and means of obtaining legal counsel for full-service representation and having specifically declined at this time to enter into an Agreement with Intellalegal or another lawyer or law firm undertaking such full-service representation, Client hereby gives informed consent to the provision of the limited legal services provided for under this Agreement.
Services pursuant to this Agreement will be provided by Intellalegal at the rates set forth and agreed upon during the separate price quote process within the Virtual Law Office. After the legal services contracted for herein have been completed, but before Client takes delivery of the final legal services, Client will pay the agreed-upon price, which will be confirmed through a Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP)-compliant credit card processor. This Agreement constitutes Client’s informed consent in writing that at the time of the payment of this fee, this fee has been earned by Intellalegal, is nonrefundable, and the fee is the property of Intellalegal at the time of its transfer to Intellalegal. Upon payment of the agreed-upon fee, Intellalegal will promptly make the agreed-upon legal services accessible to Client on Client’s private portal page. Intellalegal will not pay any costs associated with Client’s case that may be required as part of a lawsuit, including but not limited to, filing fees, or service of process fees. Upon Intellalegal’s completion of services provided for under this Agreement, no further payment from Client will be due.
5. Services Solely Limited to Intellectual Property and Related Matters
Intellalegal provides legal services from intellectual property associates who are licensed to practice in individual states as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In certain matters an attorney must be licensed before the state court in which the client resides to represent the client on those specific matters. If such a matter does arise, a local attorney will be retained on behalf of the client or the client will be advised to retain such attorney or law firm independently of Intellalegal.
Intellalegal maintains this Web site but links posted on this Web site to other Web sites are provided only as a convenience and Intellalegal assumes no responsibility for the content, security, or reliability of any Web sites to which Intellalegal has posted links.
Any articles for general knowledge published on this Web site do not constitute legal advice regarding a specific legal problem Client may have. Client must not rely on this general information without first communicating with Intellalegal or other counsel regarding Client’s specific matter. Spamming, the unsolicited broadcasts of e-mail addresses or links in this Web site, is prohibited and unauthorized. The individual responsible for the content of this Virtual Law Office (VLO) is Intellalegal.
6. Confidentiality-Security-Retention of Records
In compliance with the professional rules and restrictions of the Virginia and Texas State Bars and the Rules of Professional Conduct, Intellalegal is bound by stringent professional standards of confidentiality. Any information received by Intellalegal from Client is held in strict confidence and is not released to anyone outside of this practice, unless Client gives informed consent or as provided for under applicable law. All of Client’s records are securely retained in electronic files, along with secure backups, for the period of time required under law. Primary communications are done through this Web site over secure HTTP, which provides Client with the highest industry standard protection available on the Web. All payments are processed by CISP-compliant credit card processors, and no credit card or payment account numbers are stored on our servers. Those responsible for the maintenance of this site use secure programming techniques and best practices along with continual code auditing to ensure that this site is as secure as possible.
Intellalegal claims copyright protection on all of the content provided in this Web site. The content from this Web site may not be reproduced, copied, or redistributed in any form without the express permission of Intellalegal. The content from this Web site cannot be modified nor can it be used for commercial purposes. Each document posted at this Web site and that has been authored by Intellalegal shall contain the following copyright notice: © Copyright 2016 Intellalegal All rights reserved Worldwide
8. Web Tracking: Cookies and Information Collection
A. General Site
B. Virtual Law Office
In order to retain the form completion services Intellalegal provides to clients, a Potential Client must register on Intellalegal’s Web site. There will be no fee charged for registration on this Web site. By registering, Potential Clients receive access to a personal information page, where they may request our services in a secure manner. By registering on our Web site, Potential Client is representing that Potential Client is at least 18 years of age and able to enter into a binding contract with Intellalegal. Furthermore, by registering, Potential Clients represent that the information they provide is correct, accurate, and updated.
D. Reviewing and Updating Client’s Personal Content
Intellalegal requests that Client keep personal contact information current. After registering on Intellalegal’s Web site, Client may enter Client’s personal information page at any time to review and update Client’s personal information.
E. Contact Information
Intellalegal prefers that Client provide information using the technology provided for on Client’s personal client login page. However, if this is not possible and Intellalegal requires further information in order to review Client’s legal matter, Intellalegal’s business mailing address is:
Pravel Intellectual Property Law, P.C. dba Intellalegal
2028 East Ben White Blvd., Suite 240-8000
Austin, Texas 78741
Client Meetings are normally Scheduled at:
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
9. Extent of Liability
Intellalegal will not be responsible under any legal theory for damages, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special, arising as a result of Client’s use of this Web site except insofar that nothing in this paragraph or Agreement shall in any way be construed as limiting Intellalegal’s professional liability regarding any legal services rendered and/or contracted for under this Agreement.
The general information provided on this Web site is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Intellalegal reserves the right to change, modify, add, and delete the content on this Web site.
The terms of this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia. The state and federal courts located in the State of Virginia or such other binding arbitration entity as is otherwise agreed to between Intellalegal and Client will have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising from or relating to this agreement, the Web site, Blog, or any services provided by Intellalegal. Client consents irrevocably to personal jurisdiction in such courts with respect to any matters and waives any defense of forum non conveniens.
The rights and obligations created for Client under this agreement may not be assigned to any other party.
12. Force Majeure
Intellalegal will not be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement for any delay or failure in performance caused by reasons out of its reasonable control, including acts of God or a public enemy; natural calamities; failure of a third party to perform; changes in the laws or regulations; actions of any civil, military, or regulatory authority; power outage or other disruptions of communication methods; or any other cause that would be out of the reasonable control of the Intellalegal.
In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be found unenforceable, illegal, or invalid, it shall not affect any other provisions of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be construed as if the provision found to be unenforceable, illegal, or invalid had never been contained in the Agreement, or the unenforceable, illegal, or invalid provision shall be construed, amended, and/or reformed to be made enforceable, legal, and valid.
14. IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
In compliance with the requirements of the IRS pertaining to the publication of Circular 230, Intellalegal informs Client that any advice contained on this Web site, the Blog, or in any communication originating from this Web site or this law practice that is related to U.S. federal tax advice is not intended or created to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (1) either avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter that is contained on this Web site or in any communication originating from this law practice.
15. Complete Understanding
This agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements between Intellalegal and Client and constitutes the complete and final agreement between the parties relating to this agreement, the Web site, Blog, or any other services provided by Intellalegal.
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement of the parties. No other agreement, statement, or promises made on or before the effective date of this Agreement will be binding on the parties.
This Agreement, and all terms herein, may only be modified by subsequent written agreement of the parties, signed by both of them. The effective date of this Agreement will be the date when both Intellalegal and Client have conveyed assent to it by indicating acceptance, verified with the time and date stamp of each party. This Agreement will not be fully executed until acceptance is confirmed by Intellalegal.