Terms and Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Web site.
If you register as a user of this Website, you will be assigned a username and password that is unique to you. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to notify Lawline of any unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security at email@example.com.
Lawline has 3 tiers of Subscriptions: 1) Basic; 2) Unlimited; and 3) Premium. Basic Tier members have access to a limited number of on-demand courses, unlimited credits and all subscription standard features. Unlimited Tier members have access to an expanded offering of on-demand courses, live webcasts, new content added weekly, advanced courses, their own Lawline Public Profile and directory listing, access to New York “Bridge the Gap” events, unlimited credits and all subscription standard features (all Team subscriptions are a part of Unlimited). Premium Tier members have access to everything in the Unlimited Tier plus 504 loan closing courses and packages. Members in all tiers can claim CLE credit for any states that are available for a specific course at the time of course completion. Please note that credit states vary by course. Each member's terms of service are defined at the time of enrollment and CLE members must have active memberships to view on-demand programs and live webcasts.
All subscription tiers automatically renew one year from the purchase date and every year thereafter with the credit card used in the initial purchase. Members are responsible for updating their credit card information. .
Customers that enroll in a Lawline automatic renewal can cancel at any time by logging into their Lawline Account and choosing to cancel auto-renew. Upon cancellation, no future payments will be processed. Subscribers that cancel auto-renew can continue to use the subscription until one year after the purchase date, but will have to repurchase upon expiration.
All courses purchased in CLE Bundles or individually can be accessed for a one (1) year period from the date of purchase.
Course Expiration Dates
Due to differing rules and regulations in each state for accreditation of CLE courses, some courses will expire for different states at different times. To be sure that you are taking courses before their accreditation has expired in your state, first make sure your state is listed as an approved state for that CLE course. For both video and audio formats, when you begin the video course or download the MP3, a notification will come up within 10 days notifying you of the course’s expiration date.
Lawline has a policy that if one of our users purchased a course that expired before credit was received, we will switch that course for another of equal or lesser value for no charge. However, it is important for the user to be aware of which courses are expiring and to take the necessary actions to complete the course before the date of expiration. Lawline is not responsible for any actions taken against the individual for failure to complete required CLE credits on time because of an expiration issue.
Members Can Only Receive Credit One (1) Time for Each Course
Members can only receive CLE credit one time for each CLE course. Therefore if you take the same course in two separate reporting periods, you will only receive credit the first time you complete the program.
Fees and Payments
You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to the use of the Website through your account.
You will provide us with a valid and updated form of payment that is acceptable to us. Forms of payment include credit card. If you can only pay in a currency other than US dollars, we will generate an invoice based on the current exchange rate and the invoice will be valid for net 10 days.
At Lawline, we're proud to offer the highest quality CLE products on the market. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your Lawline experience, contact us within thirty days of your purchase for a refund or product exchange.
At our discretion, if we believe you are abusing our credit/refund policy, we reserve the right to ban your account and to restrict all future use of the Services. Completing excessive courses for CLE credit before requesting a refund may constitute abuse of the policy.
Live Webcast or Event Cancellation/Postponement
If a live webcast or event must be postponed or canceled for any reason, including inclement weather, every effort will be made to notify registrants via phone number or email address. If an event is to be rescheduled, all registrants will be notified of the new course date. You will have the option to (1) attend the course at the new time, or (2) request that your entire course fee be credited toward a different live or self-study course. Note, no refunds will be granted for live courses that are rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Additionally, if a live course for which you have registered is canceled, you will be notified by e-mail and your entire tuition will be refunded.
Limitations on Reporting Fees
All subscription memberships, including "Lifetime Learner," include attendance reporting fees for any pre-approved programs to satisfy the state’s credit requirements per reporting cycle, plus any carryover credits earned. The following states are included: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, and Tennessee.
Attorneys in Hawaii should be advised that Lawline will report a maximum of 3 credit hours per year and the associated attendance fees. In Washington, Lawline will report Live Webcast credits only. Washington attorneys are responsible for self-reporting their attendance of On Demand programs, and are responsible for any associated attendance fees for Live Webcasts and On Demand programs. North Carolina attorneys are required to pay a reporting fee of $3.50 per credit to the North Carolina State Bar. Lawline reports attorneys' credits to North Carolina, but each attorney is responsible for the aforementioned reporting fee(s).
Restrictions on Use of Course Materials
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including, but not limited to, articles, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, videos and audio files that are part of the Website (collectively, the "Content") are protected by copyright and owned, controlled or licensed by Lawline, or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Website.
No Content from the Website may be copied, reproduced, framed, hyperlinked, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way; provided, however, you may download, where specifically permitted, one copy of the Content on any single computer for your personal, non- commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior permission from Lawline, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.
If you wish to build a hyperlink to the Website, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from Lawline. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of Lawline.
Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the Content is strictly forbidden.
Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose is a violation of Lawline's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any Content on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to Lawline.
E-Mail and Public Communication
"Forum" means letters, e-mails or other types of communications to the webmaster(s) or employees of Lawline, and messages posted in connection with online seminar discussions on the Website. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through a Forum on the Website any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.
The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of the Website to join or become members of any commercial online or offline service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived.
Third Party Communication and Content
Third Party Communications. Lawline disclaims all liability for any Third Party Communications you may receive or any actions you may take or refrain from taking as a result of any Third Party Communications. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any Third Party Communications. Lawline assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the source or content of any Third Party Communications. As used herein, "Third Party Communications" means any communications directed to you from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with this Website.
Third Party Content. Third party content (including, without limitation, Postings) may appear on this Website or may be accessible via links from this Website. Lawline shall not be responsible for and assumes no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third party content appearing on this Website. You understand that the information and opinions in the third party content is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief or opinion of Lawline. Further, information and opinions provided by employees and agents of Lawline in Interactive Areas are not necessarily endorsed by Lawline and do not necessarily represent the beliefs and opinions of Lawline.
Not Professional Advice
The Content contained on the Website has been prepared by Lawline as a service to its readers and the Internet community and is not intended to constitute legal, accounting, tax or financial advice from a professional attorney, accountant, Certified financial planner, or tax preparer. Lawline has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained on or linked to the Website. Users of information from the Website or links do so at their own risk.
Any reference made by the Website to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Lawline. Content on the Website may be provided by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Lawline.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Terms
Some features of the Website, such as our Course Assistant feature, have artificial intelligence and machine learning aspects to the offering (“AI Features”). Specifically, Course Assistant is utilized as a conversational query tool to provide information from our Content and Courses. These AI Features enable you to explore and interact with a system powered by third-party Large Language Models (“LLMs”) and developers, including but not limited to ChatGPT by OpenAI. You can use the AI Features for the intended purposes including receiving information located within a Course or Content. As part of the AI Features, you will enter information into our Course Assistant chat box (your “Input”) and receive responses (the “Output”). Usage guidelines for all AI Features are bound by these Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that:
- AI Features should not be relied upon during emergencies; AI Features may claim to perform actions for you in the real world but may have not taken any action besides responding to you;
- AI Features are NOT legal advice, and will not be relied upon as legal advice in any way.
- AI Features may not generate accurate information and information provided may be out of date. You should independently verify responses or advice provided by AI Features. We do not provide any warranties or guarantees as to the accuracy of any information provided by the AI Features;
- AI Features are subject to modification and alteration, and may contain errors, design flaws, or other issues;
- Use of AI Features may result in unexpected results, loss of data or communications, or other anticipated or unanticipated damage or loss to you which we hereby claim no liability for;
- AI Features may not operate properly, be in final form, or be fully functional; your access to AI Features is not guaranteed and AI Features are provided on an AS IS basis;
- You will not submit any confidential information, personal information, protected health information, or any otherwise sensitive information in your use of AI Features and your Input.
Our Use of Your Input
- We may use Your Input to provide and improve the Website, including:
- Providing your questions and prompts to third-party LLMs to generate responses;
- Displaying Your Content to others if you use the sharing features with the AI Features;
- Understanding your use of AI Features to generally improve the AI Features and the Website.
- If you are a Faculty contributor and have submitted Course Materials as a course on our Website, the Course Materials will be processed by an LLM for the purpose of providing our AI Features.
We may also need to use or disclose your Input to comply with applicable laws, enforce these Terms and our policies, and to detect and prevent fraud, security, or technical issues.
If you are submitting Course Materials: By submitting, posting, displaying, providing, or otherwise making available any Course Materials on or through the Website, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to us a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such Input and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your Input, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Website and our (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation in connection with modifying, improving, and enhancing artificial intelligence models, as well as promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.
You must implement reasonable and appropriate measures designed to help secure your access to and use of the Website. If you discover any vulnerabilities or breaches related to your use of the Website, you must promptly contact us and provide details of the vulnerability or breach.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
To the extent that the Website contains links to outside services and resources, Lawline does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.
Your right to use this Website is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Lawline harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to your violation or alleged violation of this Agreement or use of the Website.
THE CONTENT IN THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, LAWLINE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LAWLINE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR- FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. LAWLINE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT LAWLINE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL LAWLINE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF LAWLINE OR AN LAWLINE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL LAWLINE'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE.
Unless otherwise specified, the Content on the Website is presented solely for the purpose of promoting publications and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Website is controlled and operated by Lawline from its office within the State of New York. Lawline makes no representation that Content on the Web site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for establishing the useability or correctness of any information or Content under any or all jurisdictions and the compliance of that information or Content with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You agree that regardless of any law or statute to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to the Website and these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year of the date the cause of action arose, or be barred as untimely. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except as provided herein or in writing, signed by Lawline.
To the extent that anything in or associated with the Website is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedent. Lawline's failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all Content obtained from any and all Website(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. The privileges granted to you by these terms, including the maintenance of a member account, will terminate immediately without notice from Lawline if, in Lawline 's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all Content obtained from the Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Lawline may take such further action as Lawline determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and LAWLINE shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any customer, user, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from Lawline's exercise of its rights under these terms and conditions.
Lawline will charge a $25 NSF fee when a check has been returned by the bank for any reason. Payments returned need to be replaced with an ACH or credit card payment.
Lifetime Learner Program
Lifetime Learner membership includes: all on-demand CLE programs in our Unlimited Tier. Lifetime Learner membership may terminate if Lawline is purchased by another entity, Lawline no longer exists, or Lawline no longer sells CLE products. If any of the events stated supra happens within the first five (5) years of your initial purchase and Lawline or the entity that purchases Lawline no longer offers either CLE or the Lifetime Learner memberships for CLE, you will be refunded or credited the pro-rated amount to your account not to exceed the total amount you paid for Lifetime Learner membership
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LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2023