ETHICS OPINION 212
NUMBER 212 1923
Question. We employ a clerk who is not an attorney to take care of our commercial collection department, under our supervision. We receive daily a number of telephone calls and inquiries regarding such cases, and in order to identify the person in charge and relieve ourselves of confusion, we are considering the advisability of printing a card and having an appropriate note on our stationery somewhat as follows:
A_______ and B.________
Counsellors at Law
In the opinion of the Committee is such a card objectionable?
Answer. In the opinion of the Committee, the cards or stationery of a law firm should not represent a layman as conducting or managing a department of the lawyer’s professional business; it lends itself too readily to the solicitation of employment or the using of it for advertising purposes by the layman so employed.