Robin Vander Wall
Thanks, Chuck. It’s also important to keep in mind that neither NARSOL or PARSOL are law firms and we have to be extremely cautious about providing legal advice that someone may rely upon to his/her detriment. The last thing our advocacy organizations need is to be hit with a lawsuit or criminal sanction charging us with the illicit practice of law. This is extremely important for everyone to understand. We can work with attorneys who are entitled to provide legal advice, but we CANNOT provide legal advice of our own accord. Those are the rules. And they are very serious legal consequences to violating those rules. Attorneys are trained and licensed for a reason. Anyone (or any organization) that deigns to practice law (give legal advice) without a license is subject to pretty serious consequences for doing so.