Terms of Service

Effective Date: October 18, 2021

Welcome to Scale Platform.  We are a private bar association designed for a modern law practice.  Our services, which include this website, professional services offered through our site, via Slack, or offline, and technology developed or licensed by us (collectively, the “Services”), are provided by Scale Platform, Inc. (“Scale Platform,” “we,” or “us”).  By using our Services you (on behalf of yourself and your law firm, where appropriate) agree to these terms of service, as they may be updated from time to time (the “Terms”), so please read them carefully.

Your relationship with Scale

Scale Platform is not a law firm, and is a separate entity from Scale LLP.  In light of that structure, please keep the following in mind:

  • You must not represent that Scale Platform is a law firm to clients, colleagues, or other third parties.
  • You may not hold yourself out as an attorney associated with Scale LLP unless you have entered into a contractual relationship expressly permitting you to do so.
  • We are not able to provide you with legal advice, and you may not rely on any communications with attorneys employed or associated with Scale Platform as legal advice.
  • Unless you have engaged Scale LLP to represent you in a written engagement letter signed by a representative of the firm, Scale LLP does not represent you. 

Your relationship with other Scale Platform attorneys

Scale Platform attorneys often refer their clients to one another.  If you refer work to another Scale Platform attorney, you may elect to charge a referral fee (where permissible by the applicable ethical rules).  In that event, you may use a separate referral fee agreement to evidence the particular referral fee agreed between the parties.  If, instead, both parties agree that these Terms shall govern their referral relationship, you agree to the following terms:

  • The attorney receiving the referral shall obtain the client’s written consent to the referral fee.
  • Referral fees shall be paid by the receiving attorney to the referring attorney on an ongoing basis within thirty (30) days from the receiving attorney’s receipt of client funds.   
  • Both parties represent that they have independently reviewed, and have had adequate opportunity to review, their ability to pay and receive a referral fee under the applicable state rules of professional responsibility, and that neither party has relied on the other’s opinion or advice about the permissibility of any such fee.

Confidentiality

Because you may interact with attorneys and staff from outside your firm on Scale Platform, your professional responsibility obligations prohibit you from sharing client confidences with us or other attorneys using the Services, except as otherwise permitted by the applicable rules.  We agree to keep any Confidential Information (as defined below) confidential, and to limit the disclosure of any Confidential Information to those Scale Platform employees or agents with a need to know the information to perform the Services.  If any Confidential Information is shared with you, you agree to keep any such information confidential, except as disclosure may be required by law.  “Confidential Information” shall mean any nonpublic information about or concerning your clients or the clients of other attorneys using the Scale Platform Services, nonpublic information about our Services, and other information that a reasonable person would understand to be confidential under the circumstances.  If you are unsure about whether certain information in your possession constitutes Confidential Information, it is your responsibility to inquire with the disclosing party before disclosing any such information to a third party. In the event you gain access to any information not intended to be accessed by you, you agree that you will immediately notify Scale at privacy@scaleplatform.com and lawfully destroy all copies of such information in your possession.

Fees

Fees for the Services will be as agreed between you and us in writing (email suffices).  Invoices will be billed in arrears and payable Net 30.

Limited License

Subject to these Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, worldwide, nonexclusive, revocable, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify the Services for any reason or no reason. 

No Warranties; Limitation of Liability

The Services are provided “as is.” To the maximum extent permitted by law, Scale disclaims all warranties (express, implied, statutory and otherwise), including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, timeliness of information, non-infringement, and uninterrupted or error free operation. Your access to and use of the Services are at your own risk.  In no event will Scale or its agents, partners, employees, vendors, or licensors be liable for any consequential, special, exemplary, or punitive damages (including without limitation damages for loss of data, revenue, or profits), foreseeable or not, arising out of your access or use of the Services, based on any claim whatsoever, and even if advised that such damages were possible. The maximum, aggregate liability of Scale to you arising out of or related to the Services will not exceed $1,000.00, which amount will be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against Scale and the aforementioned persons.

Termination

You may terminate your agreement with Scale Platform at any time.  In the event you do so, you will remain responsible for any unpaid fees, whether or not they have been invoiced at the time of termination, and you agree to keep Confidential Information confidential.

Similarly, we may terminate your account with Scale Platform at any time and for any reason, including your failure to timely pay fees or comply with the Scale Platform Community Code of Conduct

Questions?

Please contact us at hello@scaleplatform.com.