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Hank Rearden

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Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« on: June 06, 2007, 05:40:51 PM »
I'm sure many law students have parents/friends asking them for legal advice all the time (or just legal questions).  What are you supposed to do in those situations, and is it different from what you actually do?  I already have people asking me vague legal questions ("What do you know about real estate law?  Have you taken any of that yet?  What is racketeering?")  What do you say to these people?  I expect it to become more prevalent once I actually start school, too. 
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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 05:45:02 PM »
You say "The unauthorized practice of law is a crime."

Hah, but it's not really practicing law though, is it?  I dunno. 
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The appropriateness of Perpetua would probably depend on the tone of the writing.  When I used it, I (half playfully) thought the extra space made the words sort of resonate.

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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 05:48:46 PM »
Just remind them you're not an attorney and refer them out.  Most of the time, the "principles" you've learned in law school aren't necessarily going to do 'em much good anyway.  Hey, I am an attorney and, when people ask me a question outside of my field of expertise, I refer 'em to someone that might be able to help.    

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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 07:29:51 PM »
Law students aren't supposed to give out legal advice, but I'll offer it to my sister or a random stranger on the Internet.  For a fee, of course.
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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 07:51:14 PM »
I just tell people the stuff I've learned from watching the Peoples Court, Law and Order, Judge Mathis, Judge Judy....etc
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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 07:52:19 PM »
I just tell people the stuff I've learned from watching the Peoples Court, Law and Order, Judge Mathis, Judge Judy....etc

Did someone say Judge Wapner?

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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 11:33:54 PM »
Did someone say Judge Wapner?

Oh my. You've gotta be the rain man to like that guy...

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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 11:47:26 PM »
Did someone say Judge Wapner?

Oh my. You've gotta be the rain man to like that guy...

He was the only decent judge that show ever had.
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Re: Law students (or soon-to-be students) giving legal advice
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 11:54:34 PM »
He was the only decent judge that show ever had.

I will not dispute this. However, I suggest you Google "Judge Wapner" and "Weird Al"

Perhaps then you will SWIM.

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