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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 59-41
May 17, 1960

It is not improper for a lawyer to form an association for a credit collection agency so long as he adheres to the requirement that his law practice be disassociated from the separate business.

Canon: 27

Chairman Holcomb stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar submits an inquiry regarding his forming an association for a credit collection agency. We find no objection so long as he rigidly adheres to the requirements of the Canons of Ethics that his law practice be entirely disassociated from a separate business and so long as there is no form of advertisement which relates his law practice with the agency and so long as the agency is not used as a means of channeling legal matters to him.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]