LEO: Advertising - Solicitation - Newsletter  LE Op. 671


Advertising - Solicitation - Newsletter - Former Clients -

Present Clients - Acquaintances - General Public.


February 27, 1985


A newsletter concerning recent changes in the law and legal points of

interest is advertising under the Virginia Code of Professional

Responsibility. Accordingly, DR:2-102 and DR:2-103 provide guidance.

Specifically, so long as the newsletter does not contain false, fraudulent,

misleading or deceptive statements or claims, it may be distributed to

past clients, present clients, other acquaintances of an attorney for whom

the attorney does not handle legal matters, and to the general public.


Committee Opinion February 27, 1985