For the current generation of college graduates, consulting Google for romantic, travel or career advice may seem like second nature. Should you go to law school? Sure, you can discuss your plans with your parents, friends, and professors. But, what does Google say?
And, if you made that fateful decision to attend law school, how do you deal with that bout of self-doubt during your 1L year? Talk to the Dean? Hop aboard the Above the Law rollercoaster to monitor the daily ups-and-downs of the job market? Of course, you will return to Google for some sage advice.
For attorneys who did not come of age during the Internet era, you might be a bit perplexed by all of this. Instead of consulting with experienced mentors, people will resort to the wisdom of the anonymous masses for all sorts of inquiries—legal or otherwise. You can get a glimpse at these searches courtesy of Google’s Autocomplete feature, which suggests searches that are similar to what you are typing into the search field.
For those with serious legal questions, Justia Legal Answers offers responses from legal professionals. If you are experiencing problems with your husband or wife, and have a question about family law, you can post your question at Justia Legal Answers to get a response from a lawyer or attorney in your state—instead of some anonymous person that goes by bieberrocks90210.
Here are some questions that have been answered on the Justia Legal Answers forum:
- Can a husband get back wedding ring from his wife?
- What is the opinion in California as far as including the costs of college tuition to child support?
- Are there any viable causes of action in California for suing a spouse or his mistress as a result of their affair?
- Can a spouse be forced to testify against her spouse in a domestic violence trial?
- If a biological father prevents his daughter from seeing her mother after suspected child abuse, is that abduction?