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Legal In A Weekend VIP Day

Most coaches are powerless against the theft of time, money, content, and program names by competitors, clients, and team members. The reason is that the laws that protect against this theft require coaches to “opt in” to the protections prior to experiencing a problem, but most coaches have not done this. 

If you're ready to get a lawyer's eyes on your business to check whether your existing legal system has loopholes (or to create a new legal system for you), Legal In A Weekend is for you.

Together, we will implement easy to understand and greatly effective legal protections that ensure you are opted in to the best legal protection available, and that you have maximum options available in the event of a dispute. The side benefit is that these protections can minimize the likelihood of conflict in the first place.

Legal In A Weekend is a VIP Intensive style program that requires minimal time investment on the coach's part.

This VIP Day is for coaches who have worked with at least a few clients (or if they have not, have a good understanding of what they will be offering), who are getting ready to launch a new offer or market an existing offer in a different way, and want to be sure they are not accidentally empowering copycats and content thieves to steal their work or leaving themselves open to unethical chargeback requests.

This is a speedy offer where, by the end of a week, you have these protections in place:

  1. Client Agreements for your offers (up to three, excluding certification or licensing programs). We will review and edit your existing contracts or draft new agreements, as your situation calls for. These will mirror the way you do business and the tone of voice you take with clients, but will include my signature legal protections for content protection and to minimize payment drama. These are agreements your client actually reads. Most contracts are written in a way that discourages the client from reading it at all, even though it contains important information about how you do business. My client agreement includes language so straightforward about what happens in a dispute, that it is likely to deter a client from backing or requesting a refund in the first place. But if they do, the payment processor or court will see that you have thoughtfully considered this scenario and will do exactly as you have spelled out. Anything else leaves the outcome of a dispute to chance.
  2. Website policies (privacy policy, terms and conditions, disclaimer). We will review and edit yours or draft new ones, custom to the coaching industry. These documents are an opportunity to create a “home turf” advantage for you in case of a dispute. Most coaching legal disputes are decided by judges or payment processors who know as much about coaching as the well-meaning family/friends who told you to get a “real” job. So, if a client complains about a lack of success in your program, or worse, blames you for it, you could be at a disadvantage going into a dispute. With my website policies, we get you the “home turf” advantage instead. A great disclaimer sets the stage for each party’s responsibilities, including what the coach will *not* be bringing to the relationship, like the ability to make a medical diagnosis or offer tax advice. “Standard” or copied policies miss the opportunity to frame the discussion, because they use generic language that a judge or payment processor ignores.
  3. Business policies and/or team agreements and/or visibility agreements. Depending on your offers, we will also create business policies that reflect how clients can engage with you and/or other clients of yours; the team expectations for those who help you deliver your work or run your business; and/or setup contracts related to the way you list build (such as podcasting, guest expert role in other groups, affiliate program, and more).
  4. Copyright Registration to protect your most important work. I use a practical combination of certain wording on your sales pages and in your agreements to discourage copycats in the first place plus copyright protection for maximum legal protection if needed. The side benefit of this combination is that if someone does steal your work, we have laid a trap that makes it easy to prove your case for maximum recourse against the thief. In fact, with my methods you can get a would-be thief to agree in advance to pay you if they use your work in an unauthorized way! By the way, this includes positioning you against competitors who look but don’t buy and then create a program structure just like yours, even copying the sales page language. My signature provisions can give you significant monetary recourse if this happens. Most coaches have no legal options available at all, and for those who used generic contracts, they are stuck with legal methods so expensive and time-consuming that it is like having no protection at all.
  5. Marketing messages and website review. I review your sales pages and website for potentially problematic language that could set you up for a refund request, even if you have a no refunds policy. Over the years, I have learned to spot well-meaning but slippery language that can accidentally over-promise what your program can do. We'll make sure to tighten up any language like that without hurting conversions so you are not left exposed to refunds and chargebacks.


Upon making payment, I will send you a questionnaire to complete. I would expect this to take no more than 30 minutes. Then, we will schedule a call (usually about 60 minutes) to walk me through your business, offers, legal concerns, and goals for our work together. Then, you take the weekend off while I work on the items above. I deliver everything to you in about five days (trademark takes longer – we'll discuss timelines by phone). This quick turnaround comes from my years of experience working with coaches. I know exactly what I need from you and usually have documents that are about halfway done after our call, so you don’t have to worry about me emailing you endlessly and billing by the hour while I figure out your industry. This is a common experience my clients have had with generalist lawyers.

Once the agreements are done, you'll receive them along with my recommendations, in a Drive folder to review. We can schedule another time to talk to make any revisions or answer any questions you have.

You’ll also get access to my clients only Facebook group and messenger access to me for up to 60 days to help you with any lingering questions.

This offer is best for coaches who:

1)– Have the program(s) they wish to protect built or outlined in detail; and

2)– Have decided the pricing and payment plans, plus know which software programs you will be using to deliver the programs.

The price for this offer is $3,500. The price reflects the alternative- the worry of giving your content away, without recourse, to someone who may request a chargeback anyway, and is meant to make it an easy yes.

To date, to my knowledge, no one who has used my legal documents has lost a chargeback with a payment processor, and should you face a chargeback in the future, you can reach out to me for my winning template response.