Legal Board Question of the Month

November 2019

Q. If a plaintiff comes in and asks if an address is in our precinct and we look it up and let them know which precinct it’s in, is that considered giving legal advice?

A. No, assisting a person in determining whether or not an address is in your precinct is not giving legal advice; it is giving factual information.  One way to do this is to help the person look up the address on a map showing the precinct boundaries or in some counties you can enter an address in a database and it will state which precinct that address is in. A court may assist a person in obtaining this factual information.