About Counsel.Net

Mission and Policy Statement

Welcome to Counsel.Net. We’ve provided this website as an on-line tool for legal professionals everywhere. We invite legal professionals across the planet to utilize this networking resource to its fullest potential.

When posting to our website, please be mindful of the volume of postings that come through our system. Our forum is at its best when we are able to preserve as long as possible those posts most beneficial to our community. For this reason Counsel.Net reserves the right to remove any posting after a time, at our sole discretion.

Posting Restrictions
Posting of unsolicited commercial promotional materials (A.K.A. “spam”) on our forums is strictly prohibited. Counsel.Net provides affordable advertising services, for details please visit our advertising section. Commercial vendors and others who violate this policy will be charged the prevailing rate for advertising services appropriated. By submitting commercial materials through any of the Counsel.Net forum resources, you agree to pay for these services upon receipt of invoice. Violations of this “spam” prohibition will result in reporting of the offending user and/or IP location to the poster’s Internet service provider and all “upstream” ISPs. Counsel.Net interprets broadly the term “commercial” postings – if you have any questions about your posting, please email the webmaster at webmaster@counsel.net. Our policy for unsolicited postings is to remove all postings which violate this policy. Additionally, any postings submitted more than four times in the same day, or more than ten times total, even if posted months apart – regardless of whether the posting is commercial or not will be removed from our website and further access for the posting party will be restricted indefinitely. Additionally, a full report of abuse will be lodged with the posting party’s ISP and/or IPP (web hosting company). There are no exceptions for this policy – if you suspect you may be in violation of our terms, please email our webmaster.

Counsel.Net reserves the right to moderate and maintain our chatboards, chatrooms, and resources in the manner we feel will best foster professional growth among our educators. For this reason we reserve without restriction the right to moderate our chatrooms or remove any chatboard posts, job listings, legal forms, or other submitted material at our sole discretion. Please note: it is a violation of Counsel.Net chatboard policies to post under multiple personalities on this forum in order to develop a discussion or imply support for a position or post. Counsel.Net also prohibits “flooding” of our chatboards – the continuous posting of similar materials in such a span of time as to prematurely push other materials off the chatboard. Counsel.Net reserves the right to restrict posts by any individuals who violate these policies without notice and at our sole discretion. Materials posted unrelated to law, and by non-legal professionals have no presumed privileges on this network. If you have any questions about chatboard or chatroom protocol, or would like to report abuse of our chatboard or chatroom, please write to us at webmaster@counsel.net.

Thank you for your support and valuable feedback!

Counsel.Net Development Team