OPINION 102
April 1954

SOLICITATION — OPENING NEW OFFICES — Though it would be entirely proper for a firm to celebrate the opening of new offices by holding an open house for their clients and friends, to advertise the event would be improper.

Canon 24.

Question

Would it violate the Canons of Ethics for a firm of attorneys to advertise open house for the inspection of new offices?

Opinion

The members of the committee are unanimously of the opinion that it would be entirely proper for a firm of attorneys to celebrate the opening of new offices by holding an open house for their clients and friends.  However, the members of the committee are unanimously of the opinion that an advertisement of such an event would constitute a violation of Canon 24, which prohibits solicitation of professional employment by advertisements. (10-0)