June 1964

SOLICITATION—ADVERTISEMENTS—LETTERHEADS. A practicing attorney may not list "B.B.A., LL.B., C.P.A." on his professional letterhead.

Canon 24.


Is it proper for a practicing attorney to use the following professional letterhead?

"John Roe, B.B.A., LL. B., C.P.A.

P.O. Box 123 – Phone HI 4-5678

Small Town, Texas 91011"


No. The use of "B.B.A., LL.B., C.P.A." is self-laudatory and constitutes holding himself out as having special talents or qualifications, in violation of Canon 24. See Opinions 198 and 136; and cf. Opinion 119. (9-0.)