LEO: Legal Services Plan LE Op. 1045
Legal Services Plan.
March 2, 1988
You wish to know whether an attorney may administer a prepaid legal
services plan filed and approved by the SCC, providing the services under
the plan, and personally market the program to individuals, businesses and
Disciplinary Rule 2-103(B) [ DR:2-103] states "a lawyer shall not
assist in, cooperate with, or offer any qualified legal services plan or
assist in or cooperate with any insurer providing legal services insurance
as authorized by law to promote the use of his services or those of his
partner or associate or any other lawyer affiliated with him or his firm
if his assistance, cooperation or offer, and the communications of the
organization, are not in accordance with the standards of DR:2-101 or 2-
103(A), as appropriate."
The Committee opines that as long as the prepaid legal plan is properly
licensed by the State Corporation Commission ( § 38.2-4400 et seq., Va.
Code) and you comply with the provisions of DR:2-101 and DR:2-103, it is
not improper for you to personally market the prepaid legal services
Committee Opinion March 2, 1988