OPINION 81
November 1953

SOLICITATION - ABSTRACT OF TITLE - The committee is undecided whether an attorney who examines an abstract of title may stamp on the face of the abstract his firm name and address, followed by the words "Attorney at Law", Examined by ……..?"

Canon 24.

Question

Would it be a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney who examines an abstract of title to stamp on the face of the abstract his firm name and address, followed by the words, "Attorney at Law, Examined by……..?"

Opinion

Five members of the committee are of the opinion that the above described conduct is a form of advertising and, therefore, would violate Canon 24. Five members of the committee are of the opinion that this conduct would not violate the Canons of Ethics. (5-5)