Further, at its discretion, LSNJ reserves the right to change, update, add or remove the content on, or any portion of this Site without notice to users.
Legal Services of New Jersey Ownership of Website
This Site is owned and maintained by LSNJ for the use of pro bono attorneys, other professionals, law students and participating organizations. Participating Organizations are those which use pro bono attorneys, other professionals, law students, and ancillary support persons, to provide legal assistance to clients of those organizations. Except as otherwise noted elsewhere on this Site, all information, text, graphics, videos, photographs, and images presented on this Site are the property of LSNJ.
Registration on Website
Access to particular content on this Site requires that users register for such access. Registration requires providing accurate, current and complete information. It is the users’ responsibility to update any changes to such information. LSNJ is not responsible for inaccurate or incomplete information provided by users or for the loss of any information or data resulting from the users’ failure to fully provide the required registration information.
Website registration requires users to choose a password and user name. Registered users are responsible for the confidentiality of their password and account, and for all of their account activities. Registered users agree to immediately notify LSNJ of any unauthorized use of their account, and further agree to be responsible for all acts by anyone who accesses this Site through the registered users’ password and account.
LSNJ uses “cookies” to identify users and their access privileges, and to track usage. LSNJ may collect and use non-individually identifiable information for any legal purpose, including the ability of LSNJ to improve this Site.
No Legal Advice
The information and materials provided through this Site are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Legal advice is different from legal information and must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each client and matter, and to applicable law. LSNJ makes no claims about the accuracy of information provided on this Site and is not responsible of information, materials, opinions, views, statements or recommendations that are untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or not current. This includes all content provided through the Resource Center(R-Center), subject matter forums listserves and blogs, participating organizations, registered users and all other sources on this Site. All registered users are advised to consult with licensed New Jersey counsel about particular matters should questions of interpretation and applicability arise.
No attorney-client relationship is created by use of this Site. Use of this Site does not constitute an agreement to provide any legal services by or for any registered user or visitor to this Site.
Use of Site
- To use any feature of this Site for any purpose that constitutes a criminal or civil wrong, including conduct that is tortious, abusive, intrusive of privacy of another, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, hateful or violates the rights of others;
- To provide any information on this Site that is knowingly inaccurate or misleading;
- To attempt to or actually disrupt, impair, impede, interfere with, alter or modify any operations on this Site, including but not limited to uploading, posting, e-mailing or otherwise transmitting viruses or other computer code, files or programs;
- To upload, post or otherwise distribute any information or other material that is protected by copyright or other property rights without first obtaining permission of the holder of such rights, or to remove any notice of copyright, trademark or other indication of a proprietary right;
- To send unsolicited electronic commercial communications to other users of this Site, or to use this Site for any commercial purpose not specifically approved by LSNJ including, but not limited to advertising, solicitations, and self-promotional materials;
- To deny or restrict access to this Site by participating any denial-of-service attacks against this Site or against any other website or computer environment by using this Site;
- To collect or store personal information about other registered users;
- To access any other account or information that does not belong to the registered user, unless with prior permission of the account holder.
Registered users and participating organizations are responsible for preserving the confidentiality of client information pursuant to applicable court rules and state and federal laws. Registered users and participating organizations agree not to post or otherwise provide information that identifies or allows for the identification of their clients or cases. LSNJ will take all reasonable steps to ensure that access to those parts of this Site requiring registration are limited to registered users. But registered users are cautioned that information they post on the Site may be accessible by other registered users, including adversaries, and this can result in loss of attorney-client confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege. LSNJ is not responsible for any waiver of confidentiality or loss of the attorney-client privilege through the failure of any registered user and participating organizations to properly adhere to all rules and laws governing the preservation of client confidences.
Posting of Information and Materials
Registered users and participating organizations are encouraged to post information and materials of interest to the pro bono community on this Site. Content on this Site is provided by LSNJ, participating organizations, registered users, and from public and other sources. Because information, content, opinions and materials (hereafter, content and materials) on this Site are not necessarily those of LSNJ, LSNJ makes no representations or warranties regarding such information and materials. All those agreeing to or posting, publishing, or otherwise displaying information and materials on this Site represent and warrant that they own or have the right to grant permission for such postings, and that doing so does not violate any rights of others, including but not limited to property rights and privacy rights. Further, the posting of information and materials on this Site by all organizations and registered users grants to LSNJ a limited license to use, modify , publicly display, reproduce and distribute such information and materials without payment of royalties or payment of any kind to those posting or to third parties.
Information about participating organizations are provided by such organizations and posted on this Site at their request on the organization’s profile page (Profile Page). The organizational Profile may include descriptions of the participating organization and its mission, trainings conducted by the organization, highlighted attorneys and others, videos, and summaries of selected cases for which pro bono assistance are being sought. No participating organization is permitted to post information comparing its services with those of other participating organizations.
At its sole discretion, LSNJ reserves the right to change, update, add or remove the content on, or any portion of this Site without prior notice to users. LSNJ also reserves the right to edit, delete or refuse to post materials and information, including videos, submitted by participating organizations or registered users. LSNJ assumes no liability for any information that is changed, deleted or removed from this Site.
Pro Bono Opportunities
This Site contains information provided by participating organizations about cases or matters requiring legal assistance that they would like to refer to pro bono attorneys (Pro Bono Opportunities). Registered users can utilize this Site to learn about pro bono opportunities, and can link with participating organizations for more information about particular cases and to volunteer to take cases directly from them. Participating organizations are solely responsible for all information they post about their respective pro bono opportunities. Registered users and participating organizations agree that LSNJ shall not be liable for any use of this Site to receive information about and accept pro bono opportunities from participating organizations. Participating organizations and registered users agree to indemnify and hold harmless LSNJ for any claims, proceedings or actions arising from the Pro Bono Opportunities section of this Site, and for any relationships, including but not limited to attorney-client relationships, that develop between registered users, participating organizations and individuals, groups or businesses resulting from use of this Site.
Participating on Forums and Blogs
Part of this Site is designed to encourage and facilitate real-time communications between registered users (Forums) and through the postings of blogs. Participation on these Forums and through blogging is voluntary and the opinions, views, messages, and information so expressed are those of the participants only. LSNJ reserves the right to take comments and information posted on Forums and blogs for use on other parts of this Site. LSNJ does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability or truthfulness of communications expressed on any of the Site’s Forums or blogs.
Linking to Other Websites
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EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INFORMATION, MATERIALS OPINIONS AND OTHER CONTENT ON THIS SITE AR PROVIDED “AS IS”, “ASD WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. LSNJ DOES NOT WARRANT THE ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLIAMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS.
Limitations of Liability
ALL USERS OF THIS SITE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LSNJ IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR DESTRUCTIVE CODE, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF LSNJ OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, AND IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT OR OTHER THEORY. EACH USER OF THIS SITE EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR USE OF THE SITE AND FOR INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND OTHER CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SITE WHETHER PROVIDED BY LSNJ OR ANY USER.
Remedies and Waivers
All remedies available to LSNJ are cumulative and non-exclusive. No waiver or failure to require performance in any instance shall act as a waiver or bar in any subsequent or other instance.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction