[linux-elitists] IANAL, TINLA

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 12 16:23:15 PST 2006

Quoting Don Marti (dmarti@zgp.org):

> ...I think it's time to retire "IANAL" for good.

It probably doesn't do a lot of good _in court_:  The caselaw suggests,
not surprisingly, that what matters is whether you've "rendered legal
assistance" (including things like signing pleadings for others), not
whether you claim to be a lawyer, disclaim such an intent, etc.
However, it may go some ways towards motivating otherwise officious
attorneys to not attempt to haul you in front of state UPL committees,
after you've somehow ticked them off.

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