Volunteer Attorney Agreement

This  Agreement is made by The Animal Defense Partnership, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit (“ADP” or “we” or “us”)  and the undersigned attorney (“Volunteer Attorney” or “you”).

1. Volunteer Services.  ADP may from time to time propose that you provide legal services on behalf of ADP or one or more of its clients (each, an “ADP Client”).  You are not obligated to accept or provide, and ADP is not obligated to engage you to perform, any services.

2. Volunteer Attorney’s Standing to Practice Law. You represent that:

a.  You graduated from an ABA accredited law school; and

b. You are licensed to practice law and in “good standing” in each jurisdiction to which you are admitted.

3. ADP/Volunteer Lawyer Relationship.  The scope of your relationship with ADP is strictly limited to that of an unpaid volunteer.  You are not an ADP employee and will not become one by virtue of performing services under this Agreement.   No compensation will be paid, or benefits provided, in return for your services.

4. Professional Liability Insurance. Before performing any services for ADP, we will ask you to inform us of professional liability or other insurance covering you and/or ADP for your ADP pro bono work.

5. Confidential Information. Volunteer Attorney shall not at any time disclose Confidential Information concerning ADP or any ADP Client to anyone outside of ADP.  “Confidential Information” includes, without limitation, information regarding the identity of any of ADP’s or an ADP Client’s donors (whether or not contained in a formal “donor list”); information relating to ADP’s and ADP Clients’ internal business operations, intellectual property, projects or programs, technical, commercial or financial operations or plans; and any other sensitive, confidential or propriety information that you received, or of which you became aware, in the course of  performing services for ADP or any ADP Client.

6. Contact with ADP Clients.

a. You agree to refrain from having direct contact with any ADP Client while performing services for ADP unless expressly authorized by ADP in advance and in writing.

b. You  will not discuss, solicit or agree to perform legal services for any ADP Client, whether for a fee or on a pro bono basis, without advising ADP in advance and in writing.

7. Survival and Termination.

a. The provisions of Sections 3, 5, 6 and 7 will survive this Agreement’s expiration or  termination  by either party for any reason.

b. ADP or Volunteer Attorney may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason immediately upon written notice.   Upon termination, Volunteer Attorney shall return to ADP all content, materials, and work product of ADP or ADP Clients within ten days after the effective date of termination

The Animal Defense Partnership, Inc.

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