OPINION 91
November 1953

ADVERTISING A NON-LEGAL BUSINESS An attorney may advertise a legitimate business in which he is engaged, provided the advertisements do not, directly or indirectly, advertise him in his professional capacity.

Canon 24.

Question

Would it be a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney to engage in a business not connected with the practice of law to advertise in that business?

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that the Canons would permit an attorney to advertise a legitimate business enterprise in which he is engaged so long as these advertisements of business do not, directly or indirectly, advertise the attorney in his professional capacity.  (9-1)