Quick Question Terms

Quick Question Terms of Service

This agreement for legal services (“Agreement”) is between you (“You” or “Client”) and the Law Offices of Matthew S. Johnston, LLC, (“LOMSJ”) a Maryland limited liability company. By making payment for a Quick Question service, you agree to the terms of this agreement, without any modification. If you do not agree to these services, do not make payment. 

The parties agree as follows:

Scope of included Legal Services. LOMSJ will provide a Quick Question service consisting of a single 15-minute call via phone, Skype, or Google Hangout, to discuss the legal issues as presented by Client via email before the call, or presented by Client during the call or both. The call must be scheduled within 30 days of purchase or the call is forfeited. Client may engage LOMSJ for additional legal services at fees to be negotiated later and subject to a separate agreement. Nothing in this Agreement obligates either party to enter into any future agreement.

Client’s Duties. In order to provide the Quick Question Service, LOMST requires Client:

  • provide all information, documents, and any other needed materials or knowledge to LOMSJ necessary for LOMSJ to provide requested advice. Client acknowledges that LOMSJ cannot give complete advice without information that is complete as possible.
  • be truthful and candid with LOMSJ.
  • abide by this agreement including pay all fees and costs due.
  • ensure LOMSJ has Client’s current contact information.

Client’s Acknowledgements. Client acknowledges

  • That LOMSJ is a legal advisor only and the Client bears the business, financial, and legal risk associated with the legal advice .
  • That Client is under no obligation to follow, any advice provided by LOMSJ.
  • That LOMSJ makes no guarantees liability, risk, outcomes, or financial success of the Client related to the advice given by LOMSJ.
  • That a 15 minutes call allows only for limited legal advice due to the time constraints of the session.

Flat Fee. Client shall pre-pay a flat fee of $100 for a 15 minute Quick Question session. Fees may be paid via credit card, electronic check, or by another method mutually agreed upon by the parties. If Client signs up for a additional services, not including another Quick Question session, with LOMSJ within thirty days of the Quick Question session, the Quick Question fee will be credited to additional services.

Term, Renewals, Discharge, and Withdrawal. This Agreement become effective on the date the Quick Question fee is paid and remains in effect for 30 days or the date of the Quick Question session, which ever comes first. commence on the date of purchase, and shall remain in full force and effect for two months from that date or until the services are provided in full, whichever is first. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing written notice, which may be accomplished by email. If Client terminates this Agreement and discharges LOMSJ at least 48 hours prior to the Quick Question session, the Quick Question fee will be refunded to Client. If the Client terminates this agreement with less than 48 hours notice before the Quick Question service, LOMSJ will refund $50.00. If LOMSJ terminates this Agreement and withdraws, LOMSJ will refund the entire Quick Question fee.

Conflicts of Interest. If a conflict of interest arise as determined by LOMSJ, LOMSJ will seek waivers from each involved client with regards to the representation. If waivers cannot be obtained, LOMSJ will withdraw from the representation and refund the Quick Question fee.

Attorney/Client Privilege. The Quick Question session is governed by the attorney/client privilege and Client should keep confidential the subject matter and content of all communications with LOMSJ.

Assignment. Neither party will assign this Agreement to any other party without the other party’s written consent.

Mediation. Before either party seeks litigation pursuant to this agreement, both parties agree they will first engage in at least four hours of non-binding mediation to resolve any disputes under this contract.

Choice of Law and Venue. The laws of the State of Maryland govern with interpretation and enforcement of this agreement, without regard to Maryland’s principals of conflict of laws. Any party have any dispute or claim related to this agreement, including any to be resolved by mediation, shall bring such claims exclusively in Frederick County, Maryland and Client consents to jurisdiction of the courts of Frederick County, Maryland.

Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired.