Are You Getting Free Legal Advice Reading These Articles?

No. Nein. Nope. Uh-Uh. Let me be clear. I am qualified to give you legal advice, but I am not giving you any. Brittani Harris, J.D. is not your attorney. The firm does not represent you.

Let me explain. You are missing a magic piece of paper. When an attorney decides to actually represent a client in real life (not on the Internet) the attorney and the client enter into an attorney-client relationship. They usually celebrate this relationship with a formal ceremony called the signing of a representation agreement. In fact, all contingency fee agreements, like those used in personal injury cases, must be in writing.

After the formal ceremony the attorney owes the client all kinds of duties, for example attorney-client privilege. The client also finally gets the benefit of the attorney’s legal advice, which means the attorney will apply the law to specific and real facts.

And that is the key. I write funny hypothetical situations about your crazy cousin Larry that hopefully have no basis in reality. Any similarity to real-life characters and events is coincidental at best.

In the self-help and education articles written here, I am not giving out legal advice because I am not taking the law or a set of specific facts from real life and then telling someone what the law means.

Even if the facts I write about seem a lot like the facts of your case, I am still not giving you legal advice because this is the Internet and we have not had that magic signing of the representation agreement ceremony. Sorry to disappoint, but I only give legal advice to those with the magic letter. Deal with it.

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