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What to do with answers that offer legal advice?

We have a clear policy that questions which ask for legal advice are off topic and should be closed. However, sometimes such questions get asked anyway, and sometimes, before the question is closed, ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

If someone posts an answer that is essentially "In my opinion,...", should I flag the answer, or just downvote it and move on? And if I do flag it, should it be "not an answer", "very low quality", ...
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Law.SE Review – for Exemplary Answers

I've peddled this query on Meta.SE to no avail, but wondering if maybe this site wants to give it some consideration: On occasion I read an exemplary answer. An answer so illuminating and/or well-...
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Need canonical answers (FAQ) for Copyright

We have received well over 600 questions tagged copyright. This is now effectively – and by far – our most common tag. And many copyright questions, even when not duplicates, are ...
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Country/Jurisdictional tag

Very often I see answers that answers the question posed for a jurisdiction other than the one requested. What is the official policy on this? Should it be changed? If we permit answering the question ...
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Unanswered questions: Please upvote and accept useful answers, and have a look at the unanswered tab

At the moment, we have an 86% answer rate. Right now, there's 134 questions with no answers at all, and 19 questions with no upvoted answers. Sure, the answer rate is not the only thing we should be ...
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Answers without references

I've been thinking about this for a while - this is me without my moderator hat on, and no claim is made as to whether the other mods agree with or support these views. There are a large number of ...
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Should we set up some meta Wiki questions on determining well-written answers?

How do I know what the correct answer is? This question made me wonder whether lay-people and people like myself who are less-versed in legal research would benefit from a guide to legal research? ...
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How do I know what the correct answer is?

Given that there doesn't appear to be a critical mass of legal professionals on this site, how do I know what answer on a question is correct? Votes don't reflect expert review.
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Is a “This answer is also true in another jurisdiction X” comment good or bad?

Suppose a question does not specify a specific jurisdiction. An answer is posted that begins with "In the US, it works like this: ..." If I know that the answer is exactly right in some other ...