LEO: Attorneys - Lawyer Referral Services LE Op. 910
Attorneys - Lawyer Referral Services.
May 4, 1987
An attorney wishes to contract with an out-of-state corporation which is
in the business of obtaining clients for lawyers in return for monthly
payments. Lawyer referral services should be in compliance with Code
provisions DR:2-102, DR:2-103 and DR:2-104.
The committee cautions that statements of the corporation in violation of
the Virginia Disciplinary Rules could result in automatic violations by
the participating attorneys. Proposed advertising should, therefore, be
examined to prevent statements or claims that are false, fraudulent,
misleading or deceptive. [ DR:2-101, DR:2-103, DR:2-104]
Committee Opinion May 4, 1987
See also LE Op. 926, LE Op. 1014, and LE Op. 1348.