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Opinion 58

18 Baylor L. Rev. 221 (1966)

SOLICITATION - CONTRACTS WITH MUNICIPALITIES

An attorney may not contact the municipal officials relative to securing a contract with the municipality to collect delinquent taxes owed by the citizens of the community.

Canon 24. A.B.A. Canon 27.

QUESTION
Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney to contact the municipal officials relative to securing a contract with the municipality to collect delinquent taxes owed by citizens of the community?

OPINION
It is the opinion of the committee that such conduct would be a violation of Texas Canon 24 and American Bar Canon 27, both of which prohibit the solicitation of business.

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