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The second is a typical legal disclaimer, borrowed with permission from a famous web site.
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Being lawyers, our homepage would not be complete without a legal disclaimer. Accepting the terms of the disclaimer is a condition to visiting our site. To our friends on the Net, we are sorry to condition our site on disclaimers. In a perfect world we wouldn't need this disclaimer, but in a perfect world, you wouldn't need lawyers either.
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Note, I am in a captive law firm and do not take clients, which means that I'm not going to accept a potential client as a client who approaches me directly.
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