Website Terms of Use

All use of this website, www.justicenet.ca, is subject to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this website. These terms may be changed by JusticeNet at any time without notice. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms.
 
JusticeNet
JusticeNet is a Federal not-for-profit corporation with its seat in Toronto (hereafter “JusticeNet”). Its primary mission is to help people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. It aims to achieve this mission through the JusticeNet Access to Justice Program (hereafter “The JusticeNet Program”, or simply “the Program”). The JusticeNet Program provides a framework for Canadian lawyers, paralegals, and mediators (“Service Providers”) to offer their services to qualifying clients at reduced fees. The Program includes an on-line directory (the “Directory”) and a call centre, both of which are intended to connect participating Service Providers with members of the public. The Program’s scope is limited to establishing the conditions for reducing the fee component of the solicitor-client relationship and client fee agreements, including client qualification and a reduction of the Service Provider’s regular fee(s) for qualified clients. All other components of the solicitor-client relationship and any agreements between the client and the paralegal or mediator shall fall outside of the scope of the Program.
 
Disclaimers
The directory and materials provided on this site are for information purposes only. The directory contains only information submitted by participating Service Providers which has NOT been independently verified for accuracy. JusticeNet does not represent or endorse any Service Provider appearing in the directory. For further information about the qualifications of a particular Service Provider, you may contact the relevant governing associations and regulatory bodies - some helpful web sites are listed on the Links page.
 
JusticeNet does not offer legal, paralegal or mediation services or legal advice. If you require any of these services, you should retain competent legal counsel to advise you. If you would like to retain a Service Provider listed in the directory on this web site, please contact the selected Service Provider directly by the contact information provided for each participants on the list. JusticeNet is not responsible for, nor does it guarantee the services or advice provided by any lawyers, paralegals or mediators retained through the use of this service or their compliance with all applicable ethical codes of conduct.
 
Other information on this site constitutes general legal information. It is NOT legal or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of JusticeNet or its employees, directors or volunteers.
 
JusticeNet does not warrant or guarantee: (a) the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information contained in the directory or other materials; (b) that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; (c) that defects will be corrected; or (d) that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website, including the directory and other materials provided on the website, are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied. Under no circumstances shall JusticeNet or its employees, officers, directors, volunteers or assigns be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use of the information or services provided on this website or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, errors, defects, delays.
 
Confidentiality of Communications
JusticeNet does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent by e-mail or through its website, or left in voicemail messages on its telephone system. Such information and material may not be treated as confidential, and will not be protected by any solicitor-client privilege.
 
Accessing or using this website does not create binding agreements between Service Providers and their clients. Although the use of the web site may facilitate access to or communications with the Service Providers by e-mail or voicemail, the delivery of any such communications to any Service Provider identified on this web site does not create a solicitor-client relationship (or any other agreements) until that Service Provider specifically agrees to act for you on a matter. Until they specifically agree to do so, you should not provide them with confidential information or material.
 
Liability
JusticeNet, its employees, directors, volunteers and agents will have no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Doing so without seeking the advice of legal counsel constitutes a misuse of the information.
 
JusticeNet does not represent or endorse anyone appearing in the directory. Should a dispute arise between you and any participants listed in the directory, we cannot intervene. Clients may contact the respective regulatory bodies in order to file a complaint. Moreover, both parties agree to release JusticeNet, its employees, officers, directors, volunteers, successors and assigns from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such a dispute.
 
JusticeNet reserves the right: (a) to modify, suspend, delete or discontinue any or all portions of this web site at any time without reason, notice, cost or liability; and (b) to restrict or prohibit access to any users whose use of this web site is considered, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, inappropriate or otherwise unlawful.
 
Copyright and Trade Marks
The copyright in this website and all materials contained in it is owned, or licensed by JusticeNet. The JusticeNet website (including all data contained in the directory) may not be reproduced, published, translated or transmitted, as a whole or in part, for any purpose without the express prior written consent of JusticeNet. To obtain such consent, please contact our office at info@justicenet.ca or 1.877.779.1919.
 
JUSTICENET™, and the BLIND JUSTICE & SCALE Design™ are trade-marks of JusticeNet. All other brand names, product names and trade-marks are the property of their respective owners.
 
Linking to www.justicenet.ca
JusticeNet acknowledges and appreciates links to the JusticeNet website. Links should go directly to the homepage at www.justicenet.ca. Linking directly to other pages within the site or framing content on the site is prohibited without prior written consent.
 
Links to Third Party Sites
The JusticeNet website has been designed to be a resource for information on legal matters that might be of interest to the public. As a result, there are links throughout the website to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that JusticeNet endorses or recommends the information contained in linked websites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness or fitness for a particular purpose. JusticeNet takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third party sites.
 
Territorial Restrictions
This web site can be accessed from Canada and other countries around the world. However, the services provided on this web site are only offered to adult residents of Canada and lawyers, paralegals and mediators located in Canada. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. Any dispute arising from the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions will be dealt with exclusively in the courts of Ontario.
 
Privacy
Your use of this website is subject to JusticeNet’s Privacy Policy. Our privacy policy is available here.
 
Feedback
We welcome your feedback, if you have questions or comments about the JusticeNet website or JusticeNet, this legal notice or our privacy policy please contact our office at info@justicenet.ca or 1.877.779.1919.
 
Remedies for Violations
JusticeNet reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for any violation of these Terms of Use or its Privacy Policy.
 
Modifications to Terms of Use.
We may change these Terms of Use from time to time. Any changes will be posted on our website at www.justicenet.ca and will be made available upon request through your contact at JusticeNet. Please check from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current terms. These Terms of Use are effective July 6, 2012.

 


Testimonial

“Our justice system will be further strengthened with the introduction of the JusticeNet program, as it will serve to complement existing access to justice programs intended for people who do not qualify for legal aid.”

The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

 

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