A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions related to the laws designed to protect consumers from fraudulent or unfair business practices.
An exception to the limitations that can be imposed by a copyright owner. A similar concept in the U.K. is called "fair dealing."
The U.S. state. For questions pertaining only to the city use the new-york-city tag.
For questions about a landlord's duties and responsibilities, within the capacity of a tenant-landlord relationship.
Questions specific to Australia. For many questions, specifying the state will be required as legislation can be state-specific (notably criminal law).
For questions about open source software, which is licensed under an open source license. Generally, the source code is made available, and it provides a set of terms to allow others to use it. You ma…
Coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril
For questions relating to the rules and procedures courts follow in civil cases.
For questions concerning evidence - including the handling of evidence, rejection or admittance of evidence in a court of law, and serving evidence in civil matters.
the favourable or unfavourable treatment of a person or thing based on criteria other than individual merit - for example, gender, race, or other categories the person or thing belon…
For questions dealing with medical and healthcare law, such as informed consent, malpractice, and prescription or other medicine.
For questions specifically related to the operation of a vehicle on the road. Consider also traffic, vehicle, and speeding.
For questions concerning whether a body has the power to make a legal decision on a particular matter.
Use this where a vehicle - for example, cars, trains, planes, boats - is essential to the question. Avoid using this just because a vehicle is involved.
concerning law regarding the contracting, payment, and collection of rent between a tenant and a landlord.
Law regarding domestic matters, such as the relationship of spouses, or between parents and children.
Questions involving fungible assets -- especially securities and loans (mortgages, debts, etc.).
For questions regarding the Creative Commons suite of copyright licenses, created by the organization of the same name.
Laws and rights associated with schools, teachers, students, and the provision of and payment for educational services.
For questions regarding English common law, or legal systems based on judge-made law descended from it.
For questions about criminal deprivation of property as well as property torts
Small Claims Court rules and procedures. Where they exist, Small Claims Courts typically only have jurisdiction over minor civil matters – e.g., claims under $25,000.
for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years).
Questions about ownership of property. More specific tags include real-estate, intellectual-property, common-property, community-property. More general tags include property.
For questions about laws applying to musical works, recording and performance.
For questions regarding legally authorized search and seizure of private property
Questions on use and classification of intellectual-property as "public domain"