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'Legal Oracle' Answers Your Legal Questions in 140 Characters or Less

Someone please get Scott Greenfield his fainting couch because this just might be the one that puts him over the edge. Simon Fodden of the the blog wrote earlier this week about a U.K. lawyer, Nicholas Jervis, who not only scoffs at your worry-wart Yankee blog disclaimers, but (a) will answer legal questions for free over the Internet and (b) will do it in 140 characters or less on his Twitter feed (@thelegaloracle). "Tweet your legal claim or question and we will answer it free of charge," his Twitter bio promises. "Taking the fear and mystery away and making law accessible."

"Speaking of 'fear and mystery', who in his or her right mind would take legal advice from an unnamed person in 140 characters," Fodden asks? Well, so far, a couple of people have taken Jervis up on his offer. Richard Hanstock asked whether casinos can ban players without giving reasons, and Katie Finn wanted to know "how long after an accident has happened am i still able to make a claim?" Like a true Legal Oracle, Jervis' Twitter feed was able to provide answers to both questions.


Posted by Bruce Carton on December 17, 2010 at 01:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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