[linux-elitists] IANAL, TINLA

Adam Rosi-Kessel adam@rosi-kessel.org
Thu Jan 12 16:58:14 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 04:23:15PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > ...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.


There's a general legal principle that you can't do stuff, then put a
disclaimer that you're not doing that stuff, and get away with it.  
Adam Rosi-Kessel

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