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Opinion 50

18 Baylor L. Rev. 218 (1966)

PARTNERSHIPS - UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE - LETTERHEADS

A firm may not carry on its letterhead the name of a person as an associate prior to the time he has been admitted to practice in Texas.

Canons 30, 43.

QUESTION
Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for a firm to carry on its letterhead as an associate, a person who is a licensed attorney of another jurisdiction and before the U.S. Patent Office, but who has no license to practice law in Texas?

OPINION
It is the unanimous opinion of the committee that to carry the name in question as an associate, prior to the time he has been admitted to practice in Texas, would be in violation of Canons Nos. 30 and 43. (9-0)

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