OPINION 165
March 1958

SOLITATION-- FOOTBALL PROGRAM—It is improper for an attorney to place a listing in a high school football program which gives his name and indicates that he is an attorney although it would not be improper if the attorney were a candidate for public office and the listing indicated only the office he was seeking.

Canon 24.

Question

Will either or all of the following listings placed by attorneys in a high school football program violate any of the Canons of Ethics of the State Bar:

1.

Compliments

John Doe

2.

Compliments

John Doe

Attorney at Law

3.

Compliments

John Doe

Criminal District Attorney

 

The last listing should be considered as being placed in the program both before the Criminal District Attorney intends to run for reelection and after the candidate has been elected.

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that the listing designated as 1. does not violate Canon 24 (8-1); that the listing designated as 2. does violate Canon 24 (9-0); and that the listing designated as 3. does not violate the Canon if it is published during a campaign for re-e1ection. (7-2) Opinion No. 110 of this committee is referred to as a basis for this opinion.