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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 65-14
February 27, 1965

A lawyer may place his name, address, and designation as a lawyer on checks used in his practice, where this is done simply to give useful identifying information to persons handling the checks.

Canon: 27
Opinions: ABA Informal 68, Informal C-418

Chairman Smith stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar inquires whether it would be proper to print on the checks used in the practice of law her name and address together with the words “Attorney at Law.”

It is the unanimous opinion of this Committee that she may have checks so printed as to reflect the information mentioned. The matter is specifically covered by Opinions C-418 and 68 of the ABA Committee on Professional Ethics and Grievances (1957). This Committee concurs with the opinions therein stated.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]