April 1953

SOLICITATION – PROFESSIONAL CARDSThe words: "Wills – Estates – Personal Injury - Insurance and Divorce," appearing on a professional card is improper.

Canon 24.


Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for a lawyer to use a card in the following form:

(Name of Attorney)
Counselor and Attorney at Law
Wills – Estates – Personal Injury
Insurance and Divorce
(Street Address) (Name of town)

The inquiry submitted asked if the form of the card itself exceeded the language of Canon 39 which permits the listing of "special branches of the profession practiced."


The committee is of the opinion that the language used is too broad to constitute "special branches" of the practice, and the card does violate Canons 24 and 39. (8-1)