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Opinion 62

February 1953
18 Baylor L. Rev. 223 (1966)

SOLICITATION - PROFESSIONAL LISTINGS - NOTICE OF SPECIALIZED LEGAL SERVICE - TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES

An attorney who carries a listing under "attorneys" in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory, may not also carry a listing under "Title Service," giving his name and soliciting title insurance.

Canons 24, 39, 42.

QUESTION
Is it a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney who carries a listing under "Attorneys" in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory, to also carry a listing under "Title Service" which after giving his name, reads:

"Title Insurance Guarantees Land Titles and Liens
Exclusive Agent
(Name of Company)
'Better Be Safe Than Sorry'
(Telephone Number)"

OPINION
The committee is of the Opinion that such a listing violates Canon 24, which prohibits solicitation, direct or indirect, Canon 39 which deals with professional cards and permissible listings; and Canon 42, which deals with notice of specialized legal service. (9-0)

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