Ethics Opinion 190
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
advertisements, legal writing, newspapers and news media, publication, self-laudation
Professional Ethics Committee Opinions
Opinion #190 – 05/27/1971 (20-71)
Digest: Guidelines for information to be included in advertisements in connection with lawyer authored books.
Code: DR 2-101 (B)(5)
The New York Bar Journal has asked the Committee to provide guidelines for acceptance by the Journal of advertisements of legal publications written by lawyers.
Advertisements of legal publications written by lawyers must be dignified, must not praise the lawyer’s ability or skill or describe his specialties, clients or prominence.In accordance with DR 2-101(B)(5) and N.Y.State No. 89, the following informational items are acceptable:
1. The author’s name
2. The fact that he is an attorney and the states in which he is admitted to practice
3. Other legal publications written by the author
4. The fact that the author has lectured on legal subjects