FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Citasca?  Citasca is a first-of-its-kind marketplace for reusable work product and other content relating to the law in Minnesota.

Why only Minnesota?  You gotta start someplace. Why not home?

What do you mean by “the law in Minnesota”?  The federal, state, and local law that applies in Minnesota.

What types of things can I post in Citasca?  Videos, podcasts, articles, blog posts, form contracts or briefs, checklists, boilerplate contract provisions, court filings, or specific cited points of law. Have something else in mind? Contact us.

Who are the customers?  Other lawyers primary, but also businesses and the public generally. Lawyers get a lot of work from other lawyers by way of referrals. Lawyers recognize the value of lawyer-to-lawyer (“L2L”) information sharing and communication.

Why don’t you . . . ? I have feedback on Citasca or an idea to improve it. Where do I send it? We highly value your feedback and ideas. Please contact us to let us know how we can improve your experience with Citasca and make it more useful for you.

I have a lot of stuff to upload. Can you help?  Yes. Contact us.

Do I need to create a Citasca account to purchase content?  No, but creating an account gives you additional features. For example, as a registered user, your purchased content is saved for later access and you have the ability to rate sellers and content.

Do I need to create a Citasca account to post content?  Yes.

Is Citasca a law firm or owned by a law firm?  Nope. Citasca is also not a place to connect attorneys and clients or to procure or provide legal advice, counsel, representation or services.

Who are the sellers and how do I know they are legit?  Like other online marketplaces, Citasca provides users with the opportunity to rate and comment on sellers and content. Many sellers are attorneys, paralegals, law students or others with legal training. Users may indicate their experience in their user profile. That said, other types of users may post content for sale on Citasca, even users with no legal training whatsoever. We reserve the right to screen seller profiles and content, but we have no obligation to do so.

Who is responsible for the content posted on Citasca?  The person who posted it. We reserve the right to screen content on Citasca, but we have no obligation to do so.

What is your refund policy?  We want you to be 100% satisfied with your experience with Citasca. If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, we’ll provide a full refund.

Can I use Citasca with an anonymous user name?  Yes

Is my credit card data secure?  All credit card and other sensitive payment data is handled and processed by Stripe. We do not have access to, store or collect this type of data.

How will you use my personal information?  We use the personal information that you provide to us to provide services through Citasca. Subject to our Privacy Policy, we will not sell, or otherwise make that information available, to any third party for marketing purposes.

Can I use content or data from another online legal research tool (like Westlaw or LexisNexis) as a basis for content that I post to Citasca for sale?  Probably not. That content and data is most likely proprietary and your license agreement, terms of use or other agreement with the provider of that tool most likely prohibits you from doing so. More colloquially, don’t hose other online legal research companies. These companies make legal professionals’ lives better. Misusing their data or content is not only totally uncool, it also may expose you to liability.

Can I use content or data from books or other printed media by others as a basis for content that I post to Citasca for sale?  Probably not. That content and data is most likely proprietary and protected by copyright. For example, don’t plagiarize or paraphrase published headnotes. Misusing this data or content also may expose you to liability.

Can I use content or data from legal briefs filed in court or other court filings by lawyers that I am not affiliated with as a basis for content that I post to Citasca for sale?  Posting other people’s court filings (e.g., briefs) in an interactive, online legal research database for sale is fair use under the U.S. Copyright Act. White v. West Publ’g Corp., 29 F.Supp.3d 396 (S.D.N.Y. 2014).

If I think that content on Citasca infringes my copyright or otherwise violates my intellectual property, what do I do?  Please see our Copyright Policy set forth at the end of our Terms of Use and follow the process described in the policy.