OPINION 110
January 1955

SOLICITATION - ACKNOWLEDGING CONTRIBUTIONS - Acknowledgment of contributions to the publication of school annuals and programs of civic affairs by a notation in the publications to the effect that the contributor was a lawyer is unprofessional although it would be proper for the lawyer's name alone to appear.

Canon 24.

Question

Would it violate the Canons of Ethics for attorneys to contribute to the publication of school annuals and programs of civic affairs with a notation in such publication to the effect that the attorney had made such contribution?

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that it would constitute advertising in violation of Canon No. 24 for an attorney to have included in such a publication his name and a statement to the effect that he is an attorney. (8-1)  We are of the opinion that insertion of the name alone would not constitute advertising. (5-4)