OPINION 29
October 1950

SOLICITATION—PROFESSIONAL LISTINGS—NEWSPAPERS—The publication of professional listings by attorneys (other than patent, copyright and admiralty attorneys), listing only the attorney's name, address and telephone number, in "professional directory" classified columns of newspapers, is proper. (This opinion has been overruled to the extent that it conflicts with Opinion 68).

Canon 2439.

Question

It the publication of professional cards by attorneys (other than patent, copyright and admiralty attorneys), listing only the attorney's name, address and telephone number, in "professional directory" classified columns of newspapers considered unethical?

Opinion

It is the unanimous opinion of the committee that, for all practical purposes, this is the same question covered by Opinion 7 of this committee, which was handed down in April, 1947, and reference is here made to such prior opinion.

It is the unqualified opinion of the majority of the present committee that such listing does not violate any Canon of Ethics.

Because of the frequency with which this question, and similar questions on the subject arise, and the diversity of views among members of the Bar in regard thereto, it is the unanimous opinion of the committee that this matter should be carefully considered by the State Bar of Texas, as a whole at its next regular annual meeting, where formal action should be taken. (9-1)