LEO: Attorney as Witness - Notarization LE Op. 742
Attorney as Witness - Notarization -
Attorney's Staff as Notary.
January 20, 1986
It is not unethical per se for a lawyer to notarize his client's
signature so long as there is no probability, under the circumstances,
that the lawyer will be a witness in regard to the notarized signature.
There is no prohibition against a lawyer's secretary notarizing the
signature of the lawyer's client nor against the lawyer notarizing a
nonclient's signature. [See DR:5-101(B) and DR:102(A). LE Op. 742
modifies LE Op. 618 and LE Op. 626.]
Committee Opinion January 20, 1986
See also LE Op. 788, and LE Op. 1006.