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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 64-30
June 22, 1964

It is not improper to include a brief biographical sketch of the author who makes a particular contribution in Continuing Legal Education manuals.

Canon: 27

Chairman Smith stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar asks the Professional Ethics Committee to express its opinion regarding the propriety of including a brief biographical sketch in Continuing Legal Education manuals of the author who makes a particular contribution.

One member of this Committee has disqualified himself because he is a member of the Bar Committee charged with publication of the manuals. All other members of the Committee unanimously agree that it would not be improper to include a brief and dignified biographical sketch of the author which might include, among other things, the name of the author's law firm. The Committee feels that the practice would be quite proper because the distribution of the manuals is limited to lawyers and law students.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]