Welcome to the legal services search and advertising system lawgates.legal. By using the system lawgates.legal you confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by the provisions of these rules. The system is being constantly improved, upgraded and updated with new features and services; therefore, these rules are being updated accordingly. If you have any questions regarding the content of these rules, you can contact us by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.1. System – legal services search and advertising website TeisėsVartai.lt (website address lawgates.legal).
2.2. Services of the Attorney/Lawyer – activities of an Attorney/Lawyer (e.g. provision of legal services, representation, consultancy, preparation of documents of legal significance, organisation, and other services), which the Attorney/Lawyer can provide for a person for remuneration.
2.3. Person – a individual person or company (representative of a company: owner, shareholder, director or any other person authorised by the company).
2.4. User – a person who has not registered on the System but has a right to review the information on the System.
2.5. Registered User – individual person or company registered on the System and having a right to review the information on the System, to make enquiries regarding the provision of legal services, and to receive replies from Attorneys/Lawyers as well as having the right to select a specific Attorney/Lawyer.
2.6. Attorney – a member of the specific country Bar Association (individual person) who has registered on the System and created an Attorney’s account on the System (Attorneys represent the clients’ interests in courts, advise on various judicial matters, provide legal services. Attorney must have a valid attorney certificate which he/she will provide to the person selecting him/her or/and must be registered as a member of the specific country Bar Association).
2.7. Lawyer – a natural person who has registered on the System, has higher legal education, and has created a Lawyer’s account on the System (A lawyer advises on various judicial matters, prepares documents of legal significance and etc.).
2.8. Attorney’s/Lawyer’s Account – an account created on the System by an Attorney/Lawyer for the search of Potential Clients, the provision of legal services or the advertisement of the services.
2.9. Message – a personal text message sent to an Attorney/Lawyer or Registered User via the System’s Message Management Tool.
2.10. Services – legal services search and advertising services provided by lawgates.legal.
Services Provided and their Use
Rights and Obligations of a Registered User
14.1. is over 18 years of age, is a capable individual person with all authorisations and rights to conclude and execute transactions offered on the System;
14.2. will properly fulfil his/her obligations specified in these Rules;
14.3. is aware of and agrees that after the Registered User and/or the Attorney/Lawyer agrees to these Rules, only such legal relations shall be created between the Registered User and/or the Attorney/Lawyer as well as lawgates.legal which are directly and expressly stipulated by these Rules;
14.4. is aware of and agrees that in case the user name and password of the Registered User and the Attorney/Lawyer, which are required in order to use the System, become available to any third parties, such third parties may undertake obligations which will become binding to the Registered User and the Attorney/Lawyer, and shall oblige him/her to undertake such obligations and properly fulfil them, and lawgates.legal shall have no obligation to verify the identity of the Registered User, Attorney/Lawyer by any means other than verifying the name and password of the Registered User, Attorney/ Lawyer;
14.6. when making enquiries/responding to enquiries he/she shall:
14.6.1. use the English alphabet;
14.6.2. write in coherent and clear sentences;
15.1. to provide correct and complete personal information:
In case of violation of the condition provided in clause 15, the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer shall be notified by lawgates.legal, and if the violation is not rectified within the specified time, the information uploaded by such Registered User or Attorney/Lawyer to the System and the content created shall be removed from the System.
15.2. to keep the login password of the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer (if such has been provided to the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer) in a way that it does not become available to third parties, except for the persons the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer has authorised to represent him/her using the System;
15.3. to immediately notify lawgates.legal of any changes in the information provided by the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer (especially provided during the registration on the System) and/or data on the System;
15.4. to immediately notify lawgates.legal by E-mail email@example.com in case the system login details of the Registered User or the Attorney/Lawyer have been lost or became available to any third parties.
When creating an account for a legal entity, the conditions established in clauses 15.1-15.3 shall also apply. Therefore, the name, surname and contact details of the natural person representing the legal entity shall be indicated in such an account.
Rights and Obligations of an Attorney/Lawyer
17.1. to comply with all the obligations of the Registered User specified in clauses 14-15;
17.2. when providing services through a legal entity, the Attorney/Lawyer shall be obliged, upon the registration on the System, to indicate the name of the firm/organisation he/she is representing;
17.3. the Attorney/Lawyer shall not register on the System more than once. The Attorney/Lawyer who violates this condition shall be blocked, and the Personal Pages created by him/her shall be deleted from the System;
17.4. to ensure that the offered legal services or the information and data provided by the Attorney/Lawyer on the System, including e-mails and etc. (hereinafter – the Information of the Attorney/Lawyer):
17.4.1. is not misleading or incorrect. N.B. lawgates.legal assumes no responsibility for the correctness of the information and data provided by Attorneys/Lawyers, this responsibility lies with the Attorneys/Lawyers themselves or those who have been falsely registered as Attorneys/Lawyers. It is possible to check whether the person is an attorney on the specific country Bar Association;
17.4.2. does not offer services which are contrary to the legislation of the European Union;
17.4.3. does not infringe property or personal rights of any third party (including intellectual property rights);
17.4.4. does not violate the requirements of the legislation (including the legislation regulating the consumer protection or competition);
17.4.5. is not contrary to public order and good morals;
17.4.6. has no viruses or other computer programs or files that may interfere with the normal operation of the System and/or provision of the Services, may be copied to the computer of another User, Registered User or Attorney/Lawyer and thus cause harm to another User, Registered User or Attorney/Lawyer or their property, to interfere with the use of the System, Services and/or computer by another User, Registered User or Attorney/Lawyer;
17.4.7. does not promote or publish information that mentions any third parties directly or indirectly competing with lawgates.legal or the services and/or goods of such persons as well as references to such persons, services and/or products;
17.5. to provide objective, correct, comprehensive and complete information about the offered services of the Attorney/Lawyer when using the System; i.e. the information must properly describe the services offered. In addition, the Attorney/Lawyer confirms that he/she meets the definitions provided in clause 2.6. or 2.7. of the Rules and is authorised to provide legal services.
18.1. remove the account (deleting the account will permanently delete all member information in the account of the Attorney/Lawyer and such information cannot be restored).
Rights and Obligations of the Service Provider
19.1. breaches these Rules or fails to fulfil his/her obligations stipulated in these Rules;
19.2. provides incorrect, incomplete and/or misleading information when registering or using the System;
19.3. intentionally and knowingly disseminates fraudulent or incorrect information on the System, insults other persons or otherwise, in the opinion of lawgates.legal, behaves inappropriately.
24.1. to modify or rearrange the information of a Registered User or Attorney/Lawyer provided on the System in order to make the System more user-friendly;
24.2. to terminate the activities of the System without prior notice to the User, Registered User and Attorney/Lawyer.
Services of the System
Consequences for Violating the Rules
Provision of Personal Data
The Service Provider shall carry out its activities in accordance with the legislation applicable in the Republic of Lithuania and the procedures established therein. Any disputes arising will be resolved in accordance with the procedure established by the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania and in the court of the Republic of Lithuania according to the location of the registered office of the Service Provider.