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Terms of Service

These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement that governs your use of the NOW COUNSEL NETWORK (“NCN”) website and services.

BY USING THE NCN WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

1. Definitions
Matched Freelance Lawyer” means a freelance lawyer with a profile on the Website who communicates with you concerning the provision of Freelance Attorney Services following your submission of a Match Request.
Freelance Attorney Services” means project-based and temporary support services provided by lawyers in NCN’s nationwide network of freelance lawyers.
Match Request” means a communication from you to NCN by telephone or by submitting the form at
NCN” means Now Counsel Network, and its affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, officers, and employees. Freelancers are not part of NCN.
NCN Billing Platform” means a cloud-based, secure computer application provided by NCN that enables Freelancers to send invoices to Matched Firms and accept credit card or ACH payments of those invoices.
Website” means NCN’s website located at https://www.nowcounselnetwork.com, all subpages and subdomains, and all content and services available at or through the website.
 2.  About Now Counsel Network
(a) NCN matches lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal departments seeking project-based and temporary support services with lawyers in NCN’s nationwide network of experienced freelance lawyers.
(b) NCN is not a law firm. NCN does not provide legal representation. NCN does not provide legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals or counseling. The freelance lawyers whose profiles appear on the Website are not employees or agents of NCN.
(c) NCN is not an attorney referral service. Before admitting an applicant as an NCN freelance lawyer, NCN reviews a writing sample, confirms each applicant’s bar registration status and clean disciplinary history, and checks three references. However, NCN does not make any guarantee as to the legal ability, competence or quality of the freelance lawyers whose profiles appear on the Website. NCN does not warrant or guarantee that any particular freelance lawyer whose profile appears on the Website is covered by professional liability insurance.
(d) Your use of the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and NCN.
3. Use of Platform
You understand that:
(a) You must be an attorney admitted to practice and in good standing in at least one state or the District of Columbia. NCN does not match the freelance attorneys whose profiles appear on the Website with non-lawyers.
(b) You consent to receive communications from NCN in an electronic form via the email address(es) you provide in any communications with us.
(c) NCN reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse, suspend or terminate your use of the Website for any reason.
4. Provision of Services/Payment
(a) NCN is not a party to any contract you enter into with a Matched Freelance Lawyer for the provision of Freelance Attorney Services.
(b) If a Matched Freelance Lawyer provides Freelance Attorney Services to you, the Matched Freelance Lawyer will invoice you through the NCN Billing Platform under the terms set forth in your contract with the Matched Freelance Lawyer.
(c) You acknowledge that NCN is unable to issue refunds for any payments made to a Matched Freelance Lawyer through the NCN Billing Platform.
5. Offers of Employment to Freelance Attorneys
You acknowledge that while NCN is not generally in the business of placing individuals for full- or part-time employment as W-2 employees, you and a Matched Freelance Lawyer might want to change the nature of your relationship from that of client and independent contractor to that of employer and employee. If you offer employment (whether for an indefinite or fixed term) to a Matched Freelance Lawyer within 18 months after the Matched Freelance Lawyer completed an engagement for you (“Covered Employment”), you agree to pay NCN as a success fee 25% of the Matched Freelance Lawyer’s annual base salary. You must pay any success fee owed under this section, no later than 30 days after the Matched Freelance Lawyer’s first day of employment with you.
6. Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by applicable law, NCN will not be liable to you for any loss of profits, use, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from (i) the use, disclosure, or display of information by you on the Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not NCN has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth in this agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. NCN will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.
7. Modification of Terms of Use
NCN may amend this agreement from time to time, and in NCN’s sole discretion. We will notify you of material changes to this Agreement (i) by sending a notice to all email addresses that you have provided to us in any oral or written communications with us, which will take effect immediately upon our sending of this email, and/or (ii) through our Website at least 30 days before the change taking effect by posting a notice on our home page. Non-material changes to this Agreement will take effect immediately Your continued use of the Website after the effective date of a revised version of this agreement constitutes your acceptance of its terms.
8. Governing Law
This agreement, and any access to or use of the Website or the Service are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the state of New York without regard to conflict of law provisions.
9. Jurisdiction
You and NCN agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Westchester County, New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
10. Severability
If any part of this agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the agreement will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure by NCN to enforce any provision of this agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. NCN’s rights under this agreement will survive any termination of this agreement.
11. Limitation of Term of Action
You must bring any claim arising out of or related to this agreement within one year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
12. Transfer
NCN may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or the NCN Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under these Terms of Service or the NCN Privacy Policy without NCN’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.
13. Complete Agreement
These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy at https://www.nowcounselnetwork.com/privacy-policy, represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and NCN. This agreement supersedes any proposal or prior agreement oral or written, and any other communications between you and NCN relating to the subject matter of this agreement. This agreement may be modified only by a written amendment signed by an authorized NCN executive, or by NCN’s posting of a revised version.
14. Authorization to Contract
You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract; or that if you are using the Website on behalf of an entity, that you are authorized to enter into, and bind the entity to, these Terms of Service.