attorneys who answer questions on Yahoo Answers.......................?

and close with a disclaimer or have a disclaimer in their profile.

1. Do you believe that in a forum such as this the need is real or perceived?

2. Why is there such a need and who or what is the root cause?

3. What does this practice/need say about us as a society?

Update:

wedantil -

real or perceived or does the answer YES apply since perception is reality?

thanks for answering the question and putting forth some thought

i like the disclaimer

Update 2:

wedantil -

real or perceived or does the answer YES apply since perception is reality?

thanks for answering the question and putting forth some thought but how can an avatar on a free unsecure site be held responsible for anything?

i like the disclaimer

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Yes

    2. I am a law student, and even I feel the need to throw on a disclaimer when I give advice which may be construed as legal advice. It is a legal ethics/Bar Association thing. Technically, we are professionally responsible for the words that come out of our mouths. If I give you legal advice that you take, and it ends up being bad advice, I could technically be held accountable.

    3. It says that as a society we are very lawsuit-happy, to the point where we sue lawyers for bad advice even when it was just meant to be a friendly suggestion. We need to cover our own rear ends. Even though disclaimers are really just lip service, they fulfill some imaginary requirement that you understand we are giving you advice as another human being who happens to have legal knowledge, not legal advice as an attorney.

    This was provided as personal opinion, not intended to be used as legal advice.

    :-P

  • 1 decade ago

    3. It tells me we have way too many attorneys!

    Do you know the difference between an attorney and a white lab rat?

    a. there are a heck of a lot more attorneys than white lab rats.

    b. you can become emotionally attached to a white lab rat.

    c. there are some things a white lab rat will NOT do for money

    Source(s): Was married to an attorney for 9 long years.
  • 4 years ago

    Maybe they, or one of their lawyer friends, have been previously sued and they are just being careful.

  • 1 decade ago

    if u mean that u hate y/a then i m with u bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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