OPINION 40
June 1951

SOLICITATION—ADVERTISING—PROFESSIONAL LISTING—NEWSPAPER—An ad stating "Income Taxes/ Be Safe, have your report made by a lawyer/ Specialist income tax laws," and including the lawyer's address and telephone number, is improper.

Canons 2439A.B.A. Canons 24, 43.

Question

Is the following advertisement, namely

"Income Taxes
Be Safe, have your report made by a lawyer.
Specialist income tax laws.
2330 Dallas, Phone 7581"

which is carried in the classified section of a newspaper, in violation of Canons of Ethics?

Opinion

This committee unanimously holds that such advertisements is in violation of Canons 24 and 39 of the State Bar of Texas, and Canons 27 and 43 of the American Bar Association. (10-0)