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Clausehound Collaborates with Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator!

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Clausehound is excited to announce its collaboration with Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator in providing start-up businesses with the legal tools required to succeed.

About Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator: Organized as a non-profit business incubator, the Accelerator works as an entrepreneurial-hub and provides startups and small businesses with the space, tools, and support they need to position themselves for accelerated growth with the ultimate goal of graduating out of the Accelerator and into their own office or storefront.

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About Clausehound: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive.

Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. Our professional version offers a concierge service that will assist you to should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

We’re both excited to be working towards a common goal of providing start-up businesses with the resources and tools they need in order to grow!

 

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CLAUSEHOUND.COM PARTNERS WITH PROJECT SPACES

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Clausehound.com is very excited to have joined forces with Project Spaces, a fantastic and reputable co-working space based out of our hometown, Toronto, ON. Our collaboration aims to promote business startup innovation and growth throughout our great city! Many budding entrepreneurs use Project Spaces to find an affordable, effective, and collaborative space to build their ventures. Clausehound is excited to provide these entrepreneurs the legal drafting tools required to grow a business in an effective and protected way!

About Project Spaces: Project Spaces provides flexible, collaborative workspaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers and mobile workers. Their members are thinkers, leaders and innovators working in a wide variety of industries. Project Spaces offers multiple membership types and membership benefits, including a general Network Membership, Lounge Membership, or a Dedicated Desk. Further benefits available through Project Spaces can be found here.

 

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About Clausehound.com: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive.

Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. Our professional version offers a concierge service that will assist you to should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.
We’re both very excited to be contributing to business growth in our home Province of Ontario and enabling up-and-coming entrepreneurs to pursue their business dreams!

 

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Clausehound Founder Speaking Today to the Ryerson Law Practice Program

Rajah Lehal, Founder and CEO of Clausehound is speaking today at the Ted Rogers School of Management on Clausehound.  He will also be discussing his journey as an entrepreneur as described in this article, which was published this week.

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About Ryerson’s LPP: An innovative and on-trend alternative to articling, LPP offers new law graduates the opportunity to gain a unique on-line training and learning experience with a hands-on work term.

Affiliated with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association and other key players in the legal community. The program incorporates technology at its core as it recognizes the effect it has on the legal field. Through the program, candidates obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to better position themselves in the competitive and changing legal field.

About Clausehound.com: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses and lawyers more productive. Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. Our professional version offers a concierge service that will assist you to should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

 

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Clausehound Founder & CEO, Rajah Lehal, to be featured at Fireside Chat with the CEO's at the Toronto Stock Exchange on October 4, 2016

September 27, 2016
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On October 4th, 2016, between 7:30am-12:00pm, Clausehound.com will be featured at the Fireside Chat with the CEO’s at the Toronto Stock Exchange. This event’s theme is ‘3 Common Mistakes to Avoid as CEO’. It is hosted by the TSX and North of 41 and will be located at 130 King Street West, Toronto.

Fireside Chat with the CEO’s at the Toronto Stock Exchange is a fantastic event where many of Canada’s leading executives discuss topics relating to effective management practices. Clausehound’s Founder and CEO, Rajah Lehal, will be speaking as part of the panel titled ‘Contracts – Avoiding Court When the _____ Hits the Fan’.

Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. The software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos.

We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound.com will be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature). Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library. The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner.

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Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great business event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s business community.

Come and check us out on October 4th between 7:30am-12:00pm.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound.com is excited to attend the Legal Innovation Zone's Lunch & Law on September 27th!

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On September 27th, between 12:00-1:00pm, Clausehound.com will be attending Lunch & Law hosted by the Legal Innovation Zone (which is also the location of the Clausehound office!) Lunch & Law is a fantastic event where keynote speakers discuss relevant legal issues with participants. The keynote speaker on September 27th will be Peter Carayiannis, founder of Conduit Law Profession Corporation and co-founder of StandIn. Clausehound looks forward engaging with other legal innovators at Lunch & Law and further participating with the Legal Innovation Zone’s always exciting and educational events.

 

Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great legal technology event! We hope to see you there!

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Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive.

The software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

 

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Clausehound.com Participates in Startup Open House 2016

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On September 22, 2016, between 3:00 – 8:00 PM, Clausehound.com is excited to be participating in Startup Open House 2016. This event enables participants to walk into various startups throughout Toronto to network, seek out employment opportunities, or just to see what the startup is all about. This type of intimate event allows participants to assess the startup’s culture, vibe, and values. With dozens of participating startups, participants will have the opportunity to explore the city while engaging with up-and-coming businesses!

Who we are: Clausehound.com and our $10 per month small business law library is cloud-based software for entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help with the drafting of legal documents. Clausehound hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound will be offering one free month of access to our Small Business Law Library (which allows the unlocking and download of three legal documents) to all participants visiting our offices at 10 Dundas Street E, Floor 10 (The Legal Innovation Zone) – come by our office and receive your free gift!

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature).

 Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library.   The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner.  

Clausehound.com is proud to be participating in such a great startup event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s startup community.

So come and check us out on On September 22 between 3:00 – 8:00 PM.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound Concierge: Requesting additional agreements

Let us know what agreements you are looking for!

If you have opted for our concierge service (which is not part of our standard Small Business Law Library library but rather is a professional feature and subject to an additional charge), you may request that we source documents within our provided service level (which is seven business days).

If you are not a concierge member, don’t worry – we are posting new agreements each week, and your requests will be taken into account when we prioritize the sequence of which documents to post – we will “upvote” your requests on our priority list, and will endeavor to post in due course. We also can source documents for you on an expedited basis – just ask for details on how to do that.

Either way, make sure to let us know what you want, so we can post! We’ll be posting dozens of new documents each month. Help us to help you find what you need, to draft with ease!

 

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Why Hire a Lawyer When I Can Download an Free NDA Draft from the Internet?

“You get what you pay for” is a common expression, but when it comes to downloading free contracts from the internet, the chances are good that a ‘free’ do-it-yourself contract could turn out be very expensive in the long run.

 

Picking out an internet contract for a DIY project is a little like choosing from a box of chocolates you have never seen before, where each chocolate has a name, but no description. Let me give you some chocolate analogies for the various free NDA’s I have found on the internet.

 

Free NDA #1: The Chocolate Swirl

This glossy chocolate covered temptation promises a rich chocolate experience…until you bite into it. Then you discover a coating of chocolate much thinner than you were hoping for, and a marshmallow interior rather than the liquid chocolate the wrapping suggested.

 

The ‘Chocolate Swirl NDA’ was entitled “Mutual NDA with Non-Compete”. One of the clauses was titled “NON-COMPETE.”, but the language which followed was not a non-compete clause. It dealt with preventing the solicitation (or ’poaching’) of employees of either party. Reliance on the titles in this contract without the guidance of a lawyer or a document comparison tool, would leave you without the protection of a non-compete clause.

 

Free NDA #2:  The Raspberry Supreme

Surely a confection named the ‘Raspberry Supreme’ would be safe for those with an aversion to nuts? Wrong! This one has tiny pieces of almonds embedded in the raspberry filling, like tiny traps for the unwary.

 

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The ‘Raspberry Supreme NDA’ contained some potential dangers for the unwary, including a definition of confidential information that was limited to documents marked ‘Strictly Confidential’, or to oral disclosures set down in documents marked ‘Strictly Confidential’ within 10 days of the disclosure. Unless employees are informed of this requirement, and reminded frequently of it, the risk is especially high that information disclosed orally might not be protected under the confidentiality clause.

 

Free NDA #3: “The Fudge”

Each fudge lover has their favourite flavour…chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, maple…but in this box of chocolates, the fudge experience is inconsistent because some identical looking fudge squares are chocolate, some butterscotch some maple….there is no predicting what you will get.

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The ‘Fudge NDA’ had several clauses dealing with disclosure to representatives, and each one was slightly different and slightly inconsistent with the others.

For example, one clause permitted disclosure to representatives only on a ’strictly need to know’ basis; another clause permitted disclosure to representatives with no restrictions; a third clause permitted disclosure to representatives only after obtaining written permission.

 

While it could be possible to read these clauses together, it is important for a recipient of confidential information to be very clear which representatives can have access to that information without risking a possible breach of the NDA, or resorting to a severability clause in a later dispute.

 

Conclusion

Just as experience teaches chocolate lovers what to expect from a box of chocolates, so it is that experience enables lawyers to assess whether an NDA is suitable for your particular situation. Without legal experience or a legal gap analysis tool to assist you, the ‘free internet contract’ might not be a good choice.

 

Takeaways:

  •         free internet contracts might not be suitable for your situation
  •         be wary of relying on titles or clause headings – they may not be accurate
  •         pay close attention to the definition of confidential information     
  •         be wary of including multiple clauses that deal with the same topic

 

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