Use of michiganonlinelawyer.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Griese Law, PLLC, is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using michiganonlinelawyer.com and/or creating a Client Account through Griese Law’s virtual law office application, you agree without modification to these terms and conditions and acknowledge reading them.
Materials on michiganonlinelawyer.com contain general information only to permit you to learn more about our firm, our services and our professionals. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and is subject to change without notice.
Modification of These Terms
Griese Law reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which michiganonlinelawyer.com is offered. By using michiganonlinelawyer.com or sending our office any personal information, you agree to this policy and will be deemed bound to this policy in effect as of the date of such use.
No Attorney-Client Relationship or Legal Advice
Neither receipt of information presented on michiganonlinelawyer.com nor any email or other electronic communication sent to Griese Law or its attorneys through michiganonlinelawyer.com will create an attorney-client relationship. No user of michiganonlinelawyer.com should act, or refrain from acting, on the basis of information included on michiganonlinelawyer.com without first consulting legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.
Laura Griese is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Michiganonlinelawyer.com is not intended as advertising or solicitation in any jurisdiction where the site would be so characterized and fails to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction.
Griese Law does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to michiganonlinelawyer.com or upon advertising, or where to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules.
Virtual Law Office and Client Account/Personal Login Page
Griese Law provides its clients and potential clients the ability to create a Client Account and access certain attorney-client communications with our office and client documents through a secure personal home page on michiganonlinelawyer.com. To utilize a Client Account, you must register on michiganonlinelawyer.com by entering certain personal information and request a username and a unique password. Creating a Client Account does not, in and of itself, establish an attorney/client relationship with Griese Law.
Any information received by Griese Law through the registration process is held in strict confidence. We do not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties any personal information that you provide through michiganonlinelawyer.com except as may be required by law or in response to an investigation by law enforcement or other government authorities.
By establishing a Client Account, you acknowledge and agree that in connection with your request for a Client Account, and your use of your Client Account, that you have read and agree to this Terms and Conditions of Use related to michiganonlinelawyer.com, including use of your Client Account, you have read and understand the security processes that we maintain, and that there are always risks inherent with the transmission, storage, viewing and retrieval of data and files over the internet, including through michiganonlinelawyer.com. You are solely and fully responsible for the security of your username and password and for any consequences that arise out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password. You must notify our office of any unauthorized use of a breach in security of your Client Account. Your right to use your Client Account is personal to you, is for your personal and individual use, and you will not permit any others to use it. Griese Law reserves the right to suspend, revoke or terminate your use of michiganonlinelawyer.com and/or your Client Account at any time without notice to you.
Scope of Legal Services
An attorney-client relationship with prospective clients is established only after an attorney of Griese Law has expressly communicated the ability to accept representation of your matter. Griese Law may decline to provide legal service if a conflict of interest is discovered. The scope of legal services to be performed by an attorney of Griese Law will be expressly agreed upon in writing by you before any legal services are performed, and do not include any services that have been expressly excluded or are otherwise outside the scope of the written agreement.
While authorities in some jurisdictions may deem this website and this law practice to be an advertisement for legal services in their jurisdiction, our website is not to be considered as a solicitation for legal services related to any other states’ law. This website and this legal practice offer services related to Michigan law only.
Unlike a geographically located law practice, Griese Law will not provide physical legal representation or commence litigation on your behalf. The purpose of Griese Law is to provide limited legal advice and general counseling on Michigan legal matters with prompt service provided in a cost-effective manner. If we determine during our communication with you that your specific legal matter requires the engagement of a full-service law firm, such as in the event that your situation may require the commencement of a formal lawsuit, then we will promptly refer you to a full-service Michigan law firm in your area or refer you to the Michigan Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service.
Nature of Unbundled Legal Services
Griese Law is not a pre-paid legal service; it is an online legal practice where you are charged a one-time fee for limited legal services related to Michigan law. Griese Law provides unbundled legal services. This means that the legal services provided by us only extend to those services of which you have requested and purchased and we have provided. After you have purchased a service and we have agreed to provide it and have completed the work, you cannot expect us to perform in any additional capacity. For example, if we assist you in creating Estate Administration documents, it is not our responsibility to ensure that the forms are properly filed, to attend a hearing or trial on your behalf, or to provide any other legal services related to that matter beyond the original purchased and provided limited legal services. Likewise, after you have paid for the requested services and we have performed them, we will not expect any further payment from you other than payment for the original requested legal services performed by us.
As with any legal service, we cannot guarantee any legal outcome. By purchasing our services, you agree that it remains your responsibility to properly and timely file any legal documents and to comply with Michigan state and local legal procedures.
No fee will be charged or obligation incurred by registering on our online law office. In some situations, a client’s funds will not be transferred to Griese Law until the legal services requested by the client are ready to be accessed and received by the client on their personal login page. However, most requested services require the upfront payment of the agreed upon fee before Griese Law will begin work. After the client’s payment of the agreed upon price is confirmed through a Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) compliant credit card processor, the client will have complete access to the legal advice, documents, research or other services provided by the attorney. If further communication with the attorney is required, the client may post a separate question regarding the received legal services or request a price quote for additional legal work.
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Virtual Law Office Security
Transactions communicated through our virtual law office application and through your Client Account are conducted over Secure HTTP, which provides you with the highest industry standard protection available on the web. All payments are processed by Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) compliant credit card processors, and no credit card or payment account numbers are stored on our servers.
Links and Email Addresses
Links posted on this website to other websites are provided only as a convenience to our clients. We assume no responsibility for the content, security or reliability of any websites to which we have posted links.
Spamming, the unsolicited broadcasts of email addresses or links in this website, is prohibited and unauthorized.
Social Media Policy
Clients of the law office may find profiles for the attorney and her law office posted in different social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, among others. It is the policy of this virtual law office not to “friend”, “follow” or otherwise engage with clients through these applications. Clients who attempt to send messages to the attorney using social media applications will be directed to log into their secure account page on the virtual law office. The attorney will respond directly to the client’s request once inside the secure client case file. The purpose of this policy is to avoid the unintentional communication of confidential client information through an unsecure and public online forum. For the protection of the attorney’s clients, the attorney prefers to communicate primarily through the secure client portal on the virtual law office.
No Warranty or Liability
Griese Law assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. We will not be responsible under any legal theory for damages, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special, arising as a result of your use of this website. As stated above, this website pertains to the practice of Michigan law only. Therefore, the content of this website is not applicable in any other state other than Michigan.
The general information provided on this website is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Griese Law reserves the right to change, modify, add, and delete the content on this website.
You agree that Griese Law is not liable to you or others, in any way or for any damages of any kind, arising from the use of michiganonlinelawyer.com, including, but not limited to, liability or damaged caused by viruses contained within electronic files of this site or any linked site, regardless of prior notice to our office.
Unless otherwise indicated, all michiganonlinelawyer.com materials, including, without limitation, the Griese Law logo, all designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, also termed the “look and feel,” are the proprietary and copyrighted property of Griese Law. You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of michiganonlinelawyer.com for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for information and non-commercial, personal use only. All reproduced material requires Griese Law copyright notice in the form of “© 2010-2011 Griese Law All Rights Reserved” to be displayed on the relevant page(s). Any other use of the materials in michiganonlinelawyer.com – including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display or performance – without the prior written permission of Griese Law is strictly prohibited.
The terms of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan. The state and federal courts located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan will have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising from or relating to this agreement, michiganonlinelawyer.com or any services provided by Griese Law. Each person who registers on this website consents irrevocably to personal jurisdiction in such courts with the respect to any matters and waives any defense of forum non conveniens. Furthermore, each person who registers on this website is deemed to have knowingly and voluntarily waived any right to a trial by jury in any case or controversy related to this agreement, michiganonlinelawyer.com or any services provided by Griese Law.
The rights and obligations created for you under this agreement may not be assigned to any other party.
Griese Law and any of its attorneys shall 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 which would be out of the reasonable control of Griese Law.
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.
These Disclaimers and Terms and Conditions of Use supersedes any prior communication, representations or agreements between you and Griese Law and constitutes the complete and final agreement related to the use of michiganonlinelawyer.com or any services provided by Griese Law.
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