LEO: Service of Process - Initiation of Civil  LE Op. 722


Service of Process - Initiation of Civil Suit.


August 30, 1985


Assuming that such advice does not constitute a crime, it is not improper

for an attorney to advise a client that the client has no duty to

cooperate in the service of civil process upon him and that he may avoid

such service of process by not personally answering his door or by taking

vacation leave. The committee's function does not include rendering advice

about the possible criminal consequences of such conduct.


Committee Opinion August 30, 1985