- I hire a lawyer for legal issue ABC.
- I post a request for specific legal advice on Law Stack Exchange about unrelated legal issue XYZ. I do not tell my lawyer about it; neither of us knows that the other uses Law SE or can identify each other's accounts.
- My lawyer answers my question, thinking he is giving legal advice to a non-client when he is actually answering a client's question.
Have I or my lawyer done anything illegal, other than violating Law SE's policies?
What if legal issue ABC is me suing my employer for wage discrimination because they're paying me less because of my religious belief that it's wrong to accept digital payments and that I should insist on a paper paycheck, and XYZ is me asking the best way to fight a traffic ticket issued because I did not stop at a stop sign that had been vandalized beyond recognition by my second cousin once removed, who I was supposed to be taking care of in loco parentis at the time of the vandalism?