Mission and Policy Statement

Welcome to the Counsel.Net Chatboard Network. We've provided this forum as an on-line tool for attorneys, law students, and legal professionals everywhere. We invite persons in the legal community across the planet to utilize this networking resource to its fullest potential.

When posting to the forum, please be mindful of the volume of posts that come through our board. Our chatboards are at their 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 post after a time, at our sole discretion. If you feel a particular post should be saved, for example a legal template that you feel belongs in our Document Bank, please write us at webmaster @ counsel.net (remove spaces) and we'll do what we can to preserve this item.

Posting Restrictions
Posting of unsolicited commercial promotional materials (A.K.A. "spam") on this chatboard or via any Counsel.Net forum resource 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 chatboard 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 and interactions within our community. For this reason we reserve without restriction the right to moderate our chatrooms or remove any chatboard posts, job listings, document, 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