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1. Law Soup Media is not a law firm and does not give legal advice nor provide legal services; we cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Law Soup Media does not practice law and is not your lawyer. At no point will an attorney-client relationship be formed between you and any of the attorneys contributing to the Law Soup Sites and Services based on your use or access of the Sites and Services, reading the information, or any form of communication through the Law Soup Sites or Services. Thus there is and can be no attorney client confidentiality or privilege of any information obtained by Law Soup Media or provided to Law Soup Media.
We aim to provide a starting point where you can be informed enough to know whether you should seek legal advice or not. These Sites do not give legal advice, only general information. That means we describe or explain certain laws, but this may or may not apply to your situation and we do not guarantee that it applies to your situation. We do not provide assistance with any specific case or situation. Please do not ask us. Helping you with your legal situation is the job of a lawyer, and using the Law Soup Sites and/or Services is not a substitute for the advice or assistance of a lawyer. If you need information or assistance for your situation, we urge you to find a licensed attorney.
We strive to keep our information accurate, current and up-to-date. However, for a variety of reasons, we cannot guarantee that all of the information on these Sites and/or Services is completely accurate, current or applicable to your circumstances. The law changes rapidly and is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts and certain government and administrative bodies. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or legal tool like the kind on the Sites and/or Services can fit every circumstance.
You should not rely solely on the information provided by the Law Soup Sites and/or Services, and you should not take any actions based solely on this information.
In no instance shall we be held legally responsible in any way for your reliance on any information provided by the Law Soup Sites or Services, or for the actions or advice of any attorney you may ultimately engage as a result of your use of these Sites or Services.
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