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It was suggested in a comment by Laurel on Trish's answer to Jen's Meta question on jurisdiction tags to edit the "Ask Question" modal. I agree that that's a good idea, especially considering the consensus to remove . Here's my suggestion for the text, partially based on the SE default:

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Most of our users are not lawyers, and even those who are do not give legal advice here.

I believe this needs a somewhat different wording since some of our biggest pointed users are working in law, though are not licensed everywhere. As such, I propose one of these setups, which might be best referenced by number:

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  1. The users of this site are doing so as legal scholars and researchers, not lawyers. Nothing they say is meant as legal advice.
  1. The users on this site are strictly prohibited from giving legal advice on Law.SE by site rules, regardless of their legal background or licensing in your area.
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  • We need something as simple as possible that hits the important points that are often missed by first-time users. I think this might be starting to get too long to be useful in a quick-to-read question modal. But that is only my guess.
    – Jen
    Feb 12 at 14:17
  • so even shorter: "You will not get legal advice here."?
    – Trish
    Feb 12 at 14:21
  • @Jen if you have an even better proposal or find one of the three most easy, it'd be great to know which. I didn't want to clutter the questions with 3 different, so maybe vote via comment
    – Trish
    Feb 14 at 11:29
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    I think #1 or #2 would probably be best. IMO, #3 focuses too much on the rules for answerers, when this is being shown to askers.
    – Someone
    Feb 14 at 19:15
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    I like option 1
    – Jen
    Feb 16 at 0:42

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