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A young attorney spends several evenings weekly in a neighborhood retail drug store operated by members of his family, functioning as notary public, assisting in various bookkeeping operations, etc. Would it be consonant with the Canons of Ethics for him to make known his presence with a small, dignified notice in a window of said store, where it is his intention to respond to occasional requests for legal assistance by making appointments at his law office?
The general rule is that a lawyer should not display a sign in. a place where he does not practice his profession. The placing of a sign in a window under the circumstances described here lends itself too easily to the improper solicitation of business proscribed by Canon 27.
Dated: March 5, 1958.