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Opinion 46

18 Baylor L. Rev. 215 (1966)

ATTORNEY AS SURETY

An attorney may sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, as an attorney representing his clients or as a friend. (This Opinion is overruled insofar as it conflicts with Opinion 140.)

Canon 6.

QUESTION
Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for a lawyer to sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, either as lawyers representing their clients or just as friends?

OPINION
A majority of the members of the committee are of the opinion that becoming such sureties is not a violation of the law or any Canon of Ethics. (6-1)

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