LEO: Advertising: Use of Actors/Nonclients in LE Op. 1119
Advertising: Use of Actors/Nonclients in Television Commercial.
October 14, 1988
You have requested an informal, advisory opinion from the Virginia State
Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics ("Committee") regarding videotapes
of proposed television commercials for your firm and have asked whether
these advertisements are in accordance with the provisions of DR:2-101.
The script made for television was not in violation of DR:2-101
provided that your firm has had actual clients whose circumstances and
results generally comport with those represented in the script and
videotapes for the proposed television commercials.
Moreover, the Committee opines that these commercials do not violate DR:
2-101, provided that your firm has had an actual client whose
circumstances and results generally comport with those represented by the
actor in the commercial.
Committee Opinion October 14, 1988