"The purpose of this booklet is to help you recognize situations that demand legal advice and those which you can handle yourself by use of common sense plus some knowledge of the law. Do not expect a simple, comprehensive statement of The Law on every point raised in the following pages. You may be reading this booklet in any of forty-eight States, each of which has its own courts with their own views as to the proper answers to these problems. Any honest lawyer will tell you that although he may have known the answer to your question yesterday, he had better check today to make sure that a new decision has not been handed down since he last looked at the point. So, even if we had the space and presumption to state the law of all forty-eight States on the points we are going to cover, and you had the time to pick out your State's answer, the answers might be out-of-date by the time you read this. Therefore, nothing in this booklet is intended as legal advice regarding any concrete legal situation."
Birk & Company, 1952