What’s the difference between Legal Information and Legal Advice?
Legal information is a general explanation of the law and legal system. This information is not specific to any particular case.
Legal advice is the application of law to a specific situation, including case law, statutes and legal principles. It offers recommendations on the best course of action based on the facts and the goals of the client.
This tip sheet will explain the major differences between legal advice and legal information.
Legal Advice Legal Information
Definitions of Legal Advice terms: What do the words mean?
Matrimonial property actions, also known as civil claims, are civil actions that seek to divide property acquired during a marriage among divorcing spouses.
- Definitions of procedural procedures, such as who are the people in court and what steps will be taken
- There are many reasons you and/or the other person may wish to abort the application. These are some of the reasons.
- How to locate legislation, court rules, and cases.
- This booklet provides information about guidelines for child support.
- Offering samples of court forms and instructions. Telling you if the required sections have been completed.
- I have highlighted the three areas on the form that you haven’t filled out the information required.
Descriptions of alternative courts such as mediation Legal Advice
A mediator might be something you should consider. Mediators use an informal, confidential, and structured process to settle disputes so that both sides have input. It is available at…
Legal interpretations: How the case law and statutes apply to a particular case
We can discuss your assets and determine which assets would be matrimonial property.
- Procedural guidelines, such as which type of application should be made and what level of court should be used
- We should request an adjournment at the next court appearance because…
- Application of the law to the facts in a situation; research of legislation, court rulings and cases
- There are many cases that could support your $X claim for damages due to personal injuries.
- You are asked to fill out forms, or you are told to submit a form. Specific people to file pleadings against or the types of damages sought
- This section of the form will ask you for…
- Recommendations on whether to take a case to court, or what other option would be best for you.
- Let’s first try mediation. This could be a quicker and cheaper solution to your problem.
Referrals for general purposes
If you are eligible, a legal clinic might offer free advice. This is a list that you can call to inquire about it.
- There are many options for dealing with a problem
- You can read the following and choose from four possible solutions.
- Here are some explanations about court etiquette, and the order that parties can speak in court
- You can summarise the facts in your court documents when it is your turn.
- Many people, including lawyers, can provide this service.
- I am a court clerk. I’m a librarian technician. I am a library technician.
Before we move on, I recommend you to work with Mr. Bean.
Opinions about whether or not to follow a certain course of action; prediction of the outcome of a case/course of action
- You have a strong case.
- Guidance on what to say at court or in a hearing; speaking to a judge for your behalf
- We will be discussing the questions that you might be asked during your trial.
- Only a lawyer can provide this service (or in certain jurisdictions, specially-trained advocates and paralegals).
- I am John Doe, LLB.
Both advice and information are valuable. Advice is not always necessary. Sometimes you just need information. Other times, that information can help guide you in making a decision about whether you should seek advice.