OPINION 62
February 1953

SOLICITATION—PROFESSIONAL LISTINGS—NOTICE OF SPECIALIZED LEGAL SERVICE—TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES—An attorney who carries a listing under "attorneys" in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory, may not also carry a listing under "Title Service," giving his name and soliciting title insurance.

Canons 24, 39, 42.

Question

Is it violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney, who carries a listing under "Attorneys" in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory, to also carry a listing under "Title Service" which, after giving his name, reads:

"Title Insurance Guarantees Land Titles and Liens

Exclusive Agent

(Name of Company)

'Better Safe Than Sorry'

(Telephone Number)"

 

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that such a listing violates Canon 24, which prohibits solicitation, direct or indirect; Canon 39, which deals with professional cards and permissible listings; and Canon 42, which deals with notice of specialized legal service. (9-0)