OPINION 46
February 1952

ATTORNEY AS SURETY—An attorney may sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, as an attorney representing his clients or as a friend. (This Opinion is overruled insofar as it conflicts with Opinion 140.)

Canon 6.

Question

It is a violation of the Canons of Ethics for a lawyer to sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, either as lawyers representing their clients or just as friends?

Opinion

A majority of the members of the committee are of the opinion that that becoming such sureties is not a violations of the law or any Canon of Ethics. (6-1)