OPINION 58
January 1953

SOLICITATION—CONTRACTS WITH MUNICIPALITIES—An attorney may not contact municipal officials relative to securing a contract with the municipality to collect delinquent taxes owed by the citizens of the community.

Canon 24. A.B.A. Canon 27.

Question

Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney to contact the municipal officials relative to securing a contract with the municipality to collect delinquent taxes owed by citizens of the community?

Opinion

It is the opinion of the committee that such conduct would be a violation of Texas Canon 24 and American Bar Canon 27, both of which prohibit the solicitation of business. (9-0)