OPINION 24
April 1950

SOLICITATION—ADVERTISING—PROFESSIONAL LISTING—NEWSPAPERS—An ad in a newspaper stating "Real Estate mortgage notes bought and sold, business, residential, repair loans" accompanied by the name, address, and telephone number of an attorney, is improper.

Canons 24, 39.

Question

Is the listing of the following:

"Real Estate mortgage notes bought and sold, business, residential, repair loans

(Name) Attorney

(Address) (Telephone Number)

under the heading, "Real Estate Loans L-1", in one of the metropolitan newspapers published in this State a violation of the Canons of Ethics?

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that such an ad is in violation of Canon 39, which deals with the subject of Professional Card. We are of the opinion that it also violates Canon 24, which deals with the subject of Solicitation, Direct or Indirect. (8-0)