OPINION 194
March 1959

ADVERTISING - ATTORNEY ENGAGED IN ANOTHER FULL TIME BUSINESS - An attorney engaged full time in another legitimate business, having withdrawn completely form the practice of law and rendering no legal services, may properly advertise such other business and indicate therein as part of his qualifications for such other business that he is a "licensed attorney."

Canon 24.

Question

Can an attorney engaged full time in another legitimate business, having withdrawn completely from the practice of law, advertise such other business and, in so advertising, indicate as part of his qualifications for such other business that he is a "licensed attorney"?

Opinion

The Committee is of the opinion that such advertisement does not violate the Canons of Ethics, provided such attorney is not engaged in the practice of law and renders no legal services.  It was the expressed view of several members of the Committee concurring with the majority opinion that such advertisement, although not in derogation of Canon 24, should be discouraged.  (5-2).