What’s Wrong with Giving Advice?

March 1, The Writ, “Millennial Minute”

“Oh, you’re an attorney? I have a quick legal question for you. It shouldn’t take too long.” Whether asked by a family member, a friend, or a friend of a friend, there is no doubt you have found yourself in this situation. Typically, someone close to you who trusts and looks up to you is in a bind and seeking some legal advice. The context of the conversation is generally unlike your typical meeting room, and more akin to a weekend BBQ, your daughter’s soccer game, or a UNR sporting event. Sometimes, the question is within your wheelhouse; other times, you haven’t analyzed a similar issue since law school. To read the entire article click here.


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