LEO: Suspension of License to Practice LE Op. 524
Suspension of License to Practice Law/Maintaining Law
Office During Period of Suspension.
September 13, 1983
It is ethically permissible for a licensed attorney to operate the law
office of a suspended attorney during the period of suspension if the
1. Has no association with the suspended attorney other than to pay law
2. Retains all cases generated by the licensed attorney while operating
the law office and does not give any client the impression that the
licensed attorney is an associate of the suspended attorney, and
3. The suspended attorney is not in the law office during business hours.
The licensed attorney also must obtain consent of any clients of the
suspended attorney before gaining access to their files and must ensure
that the client is not misled as to the relationship of the licensed
attorney with the suspended attorney. [ DR:2-101(A) and DR:4-101]
Committee Opinion September 13, 1983