Posted by John Merchant on July 01, 2003 at 10:19:31:
You have an absolute right to give your opinion on anything, under the 1st Amendment, to anybody, anywhere,anytime.
UNLESS you’re representing yourself as a licensed lawyer, or unless you have unwisely got yourself in a position where the advisee is looking to you as a licensed lawyer, or is thinking he’s your “client”.
It would be my advice to always temper any advice or suggestion to another with the written caveat: This is not legal advice, as author is NOT a licensed attorney at law, and recipient is advised to seek his/her own attorney’s advice on any & all matters discussed or mentioned herein.
In other words, make durned sure the other guy isn’t looking to you as HIS lawyer, etc.