LEO: Advertising - Legal Aid Society LE Op. 978
Advertising - Legal Aid Society Informational Posters.
October 13, 1987
You wish to know whether or not it is ethical for a Legal Aid Society to
post informational posters about the kinds of services provided by the
society on bulletin boards in various clerk's offices.
Disciplinary Rule 2-101(A) [ DR:2-101] states that "a lawyer shall not,
on behalf of himself or any other lawyer affiliated with him or his firm,
use or participate in the use of any form of public communication if such
communication contains a false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive
statement or claim." The Committee opines that it would not be per se
improper for the Legal Aid Society to post notices of its services
provided that nothing within the notices are false, fraudulent, misleading
Committee Opinion October 13, 1987