LAWCHEK® & Lawsonline™
Common Questions & Answers

GENERAL QUESTIONS
- What is this 'enlighten technologies™' I see all around the site?
- What is the difference between Lawsonline™ and Lawchek®?
- Is there a Privacy Policy?
- What are the terms and conditions for Lawchek®?
- Oops! I spotted an error - how do I report it?

WEB SITE NAVIGATION & USE

- Why don't I see a drop down menu?
- What happened to the frames on Lawchek®?
- What are PDF documents?
- What is LetterPro?
- What searches are for Members Only?
- May I order legal forms without becoming a member?

MEMBERSHIP
- What is a professional listing?
- Once listed in the directory, how is my listing promoted?
- What does membership access provide?
- What kind of web sites do you offer?
- My login is not working, how do I get it fixed?
- How do I add or remove myself from the newsletter list?

FOR WEBMASTERS
- Do you have an affiliate program?
- How do I add a link?
- How do I correct the way a link is cited?
- Will links to my site be in frames?

 

What is this 'enlighten technologies™' I see all around the site?

enlighten technologies™ is the parent company that provides the technical network backbone for Lawchek®, Lawsonline™ and many other Internet resource sites.  enlighten also provides higher end communications using video and data technology.  To learn more about all the services offered by enlighten, please visit www.enlightentechnologies.com.

What is the difference between Lawsonline™ and Lawchek®?

Lawchek® and Lawsonline™ provide access to information about the law for both the legal community and the public.  We offer compatible information at both sites. At the most basic level, the two sites offer different searching styles and strategies based on user preference.  Lawsonline™ remains in the easy point-and-click frames atmosphere while Lawchek® has moved to explore navigation styles that offer a larger viewing area.  Lawchek® is geared toward the general public (through library membership) and the general legal community.  Lawsonline™ is geared towards the legal community and its connections.

Lawchek® was first dedicated to the production of informational CDs and online directories used by lawyers and libraries across the nation.  As technology allowed all information to be easily provided in an online atmosphere, Lawchek® has evolved from CD production to online membership.  At the same time Lawsonline evolved as an online source with directory and membership materials for the larger legal community.  In the end this created two strong online entities.  Many legal professionals identify with Lawsonline™ but many library patrons and lawyers identify with Lawchek®.  By sharing information between the two sites we make sure these groups are connected.

Is there a Privacy Policy?

Yes!  Lawchek® has an online Privacy Policy under enlighten technologies™ standards.  A link to the policy may be found at the bottom of the home page.  Click here to review our online Privacy Policy now!

What are the terms and conditions for Lawchek®?

Lawchek® terms and conditions are linked to the bottom of the home page.  This policy covers online Internet services but does NOT include the enlighten technologies Secure Data Network (SDN).  A different set of terms and conditions are available for SDN services.  To review Lawchek® Terms and Conditions click here!

Oops! I spotted an error - how do I report it?

Any errors may be reported by email to the webmaster for Lawchek® at webmaster@lawchek.net. Or you may use our Online Comments Form found under the 'Services' section.  We appreciate and encourage any corrections or comments by our users.

Why don't I see a drop down menu?

When you mouse over the headings on the Lawchek® main menu, a drop down menu should appear.  If it does not appear you do not have Java enabled or the script is not compatible.*  We understand not all Internet users like Java so an alternate menu has been provided.  To go there now click here.  To get to this menu from the main page click on the 'LAWCEHK®' header on the left side of the menu or scroll to the bottom of the page where it states 'If a point-and-click menu is preferable - please click here'.
* Some Netscape users will not be able to see the menu. However, you should be transferred directly to the alternate menu.  If not, simply follow the directions above to reach the alternate menu.

What happened to the frames on Lawchek®?

The frames on Lawchek® have been replaced with a drop down menu.  The purpose of this new design is to free up viewing space for looking through directories and other online resources.  However, all membership services (email, forms, etc.) will still move your browser into frames.

What are PDF documents?

PDF is a file extension that is short for 'Portable Document Format'.  These files are easy to view online, save and print.  Once you have downloaded the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader you may view, save or print these documents.

What is LetterPro?

Lawchek® LetterPro is a group of pre-drafted letter templates for home or business use.  Whether your writing for a bill adjustment or clarification or desire to access public records, these templates will help get you started.

What searches are for Members Only?

Currently searches allowed only for members are State and Federal Court Cases and Codes.  Also members have access to easily search for state specific forms.

May I order legal forms without becoming a member?

Individual books and CDs with forms by practice are are available in limited quantity.  To learn more about availability and prices please submit a request via the online information form or email us at webmaster@lawchek.net.

What is a professional listing?

This is our bold listing that will include your firm’s name, address, phone and fax number.  And we will also display your firm’s contact email and we will link your website/URL, which will offer you significant traffic.  (If you don’t own a website or URL, contact us to learn how we can help you in designing one.)   Future clients will search for you based upon how they perceive you and where they might find you. Click here for more Directory Information.

Once listed in the directory, how is my listing promoted?

Lawchek® has been in business since 1994 providing legal information and services to the public, as well as the legal community. First, we are one of the only websites that has a cross promotion focus on libraries throughout the country. This promotes the firms listed within our directories and, in turn, affords them a wider audience of clients.  Individuals of the general public seeking legal advice and counsel go to the library to research their legal situation and to locate an attorney or legal professional to assist them.  Once accessing the Lawchek website, these individuals find information is quickly and easily obtained.  Second, promotion of our sites includes banner ads on the Internet through groups such as the LinkExchange network. Third, we have representation in legal trade shows, and ads in periodicals such as Martindale-Hubbell, Law Technology News, and American Lawyer.  Fourth, we employ search engines (such as Google, AOL, MSN, AltaVista, CNN and Earthlink) to enhance our searches.  Finally, we are one of a limited number of websites that focuses their advertising energies on multiple websitesThis is effective in garnering exposure from a wider section of the general public.  We promote your listing on the following 10 sites:
Our Parent Company:
www.enlightentech.net
Four legal sites:
www.lawchek.net
www.lawsonline.com
www.legalconference.com
www.lawyerslistings.com
Additional sites we list you on at no charge:
www.houselist.com
www.homecheck.com
www.medicalonline.com

www.onlineinsurance.com

www.yourtrivia.com

What does membership access provide?

By joining Lawchek®, your firm will have access to over 10,000 legal forms and documents created by lawyers for lawyers, our exclusive Lawchek® newsletter, and our unique “frame based” search for accessing federal and state codes and cases.  This means you will never have to leave our site to search for information thus saving you time and money.  These services are made accessible for convenient use on the Internet.  Day or night, research can be conducted on the website that provides a user-friendly service, which is easier than any other legal site online today.  Click here to find out more about Lawchek® Membership.

What kind of web sites do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of web design.  We can provide your firm with a professional look that will set you apart from the others.  Visit our templates page for a look at our most basic designs.  The cost for our basic web page design, which includes 5 pages, is $750.00.  For more elaborate types of sites, please call us to discuss your ideas.  The cost for more pages will vary.

My login is not working, how do I get it fixed?

To receive a login reminder or have one reset please email webmaster@lawchek.net.  Please provide the following information: business name, listing category and the contact name for the order (this will be who set up the membership).

How do I add or remove myself from the newsletter list?

To be removed, simply respond to the sent e-mail with Remove in the subject line.  Please make certain to use the same e-mail that received the Newsletter to make certain you are removed.  If you're email is forwarded from another account please make certain to tell us the original account the email was sent to.

Do you have an affiliate program?

At this time we do not run an affiliate program of our own.  However, we do provide space for affiliates on our sites.  If you have an affiliate program you think would be relevant for our site you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@lawchek.net.

How do I add a link?

To add link, please email the webmaster at webmaster@lawchek.net.  Please provide any specifics for how the link should be cited and ideas about where it might placed.

How do I correct the way a link is cited?

Changes to links already on Lawchek® may be sent to webmaster@lawchek.net.  Please make certain to specify the change and where the link was found.

Will links to my site be in frames?

Links from Lawchek® for non-members will remain outside of frames.  Lawsonline™ links are defaulted to load in frames.  To get your link to load outside of our frames email the webmaster at webmaster@lawchek.net.  Please include the location of the link with your request and we will fix it ASAP.

 

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