January 1956

SOLICITATION -- CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS -- TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES -– An attorney should not indicate that he is a member of a local bar association in the classified section of a telephone directory.

Canon 24.


Would it be a violation of our Canons of Ethics for a member of the Fort Worth Bar Association to have a line in the local telephone directory, under his name in the section on attorneys, advising the public that he is a member of the Fort Worth Bar Association. A form of listing would be as follows:

John D. Doe, Fort Worth Bank Bldg.—FO-000

Member Fort Worth Bar Association


The committee is of the opinion that this listing would be improper as a violation of Canon 24 of the Canons of Ethics of the State Bar of Texas. (6-2)