DR 2-104 Suggestion of Need of Legal Services.

  1. A lawyer who has given unsolicited advice to a layman that he should obtain counsel or take legal action shall not accept employment resulting from that advice, except that:
  1. A lawyer may accept employment by a close friend, relative, former client (if the advice is germane tot he former employment), or one whom the lawyer reasonably believes to be a client.
  2. A lawyer may accept employment that results from his participation in activities designed to educate laymen to recognize legal problems, to make intelligent selection of counsel, or to utilize available legal services if such activities are conducted or sponsored by any of the offices or organizations enumerated in
    DR 2-103(D)(1) through (5), to the extent and under the conditions prescribed therein.
  3. A lawyer who is furnished or paid by any of the offices or organizations enumerated in DR 2-103(D)(1), (2), or (5) may represent a member or beneficiary thereof, to the extent and under the conditions prescribed therein.
  4. Without affecting his right to accept employment, a lawyer may speak publicly or write for publication on legal topics so long as he does not emphasize his own professional experience or reputation and does not understand to give individual advice.
  5. If success in asserting rights of defenses of his client in litigation in the nature of a class action is dependent upon the joinder of others, a lawyer may accept, but shall not seek, employment from those contacted for the purpose of obtaining their joinder.