NUMBER 386 APRIL 1949
Question. An attorney writes to the Committee as follows:
I contemplate a visit to the Republic of Israel during the month of April, 1949.
In your opinion, would the following insertion in the New York Law Journal be professionally proper?
“New York Attorney contemplating visit to Israel in April will consider limited number of assignments on behalf of attorneys only, of matters that may be properly attended to by him in Israel.
BROOKLYN 2, N.Y.”
I am not a member of the Israeli Bar.
Answer. The proposed notice, modified so as to state, as indicated in the inquiry, that the inquirer is not a member of the Israeli Bar, may properly be inserted in the New York Law Journal, as that paper is published for attorneys and distributed to them, and the advertiser indicates that he will accept employment only from members of the Bar.
The fact that the country to which the attorney proposes to travel is at a great distance, that it is in a period of transition, and that many sources of information and communication which might exist in normal times are not presently available, makes the service offered a “specialized legal service” within the meaning of Canon 46.