OPINION 75
June 1953

ADVERTISING-- ESTATES—NEWSPAPERS—An executor or administrator of an estate who within one month after receiving letters, publishes in a newspaper printed in the county where the letters were issued a notice requiring all persons having claims against the estate to present them within the time prescribed by law, may, in addition to the information required by statute to be contained in the notice, include a line giving the name of the attorney who represents the estate.

Canon 24.

Question

Under Article 3502 of the Revised Civil Statutes an executor or administrator of an estate, within one month after receiving letters, is required to publish in some newspaper printed in the county, a notice requiring all persons having claims against the estate to present same within the time prescribed by law. Is it a violation of any of the Canons of Ethics for such notice, in addition to the information required by statute to be contained in said notice, to contain an additional line which gives the name of the attorney who represents said estate?

Opinion

The Committee is of the opinion that the above practice does not violate any of the Canons of Ethics. (6-3)