Why did LegalZoom’s in-house counsel go to law school?

The following excerpt from the LegalZoom website about its in-house counsel can be found here.

This is why we went to law school

Each day, we help shape and guide the company and its mission to empower people to handle legal matters. We love knowing that our work is ultimately about helping people.

An example of the work presumably done by LegalZoom’s in-house counsel can be found – if one looks carefully – in LegalZoom’s Terms of Use, which can be found here in the very small print.  One of LegalZoom’s terms of use is entitled “Indemnification,” which reads as follows:

11. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LegalZoom, our officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from and against any and all claims                                                                          liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site and the Materials.

LegalZoom frequently advertises “We put the law on your side.”  Well, the indemnification provision in its terms of use is an example of LegalZoom attempting to put the law – every little bit of it – on its side.  Rough translation:  if you, dear LegalZoom customer, should find it necessary to sue LegalZoom, you will protect LegalZoom in all of its various manifestations from your own lawsuit by, among other things, paying LegalZoom’s legal fees for defending itself from your claim.

For a picture of LegalZoom’s in-house counsel enjoying their work click here.