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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 70-59
January 8, 1971

An attorney may send to former clients and legal acquaintances an announcement of his retirement from military service and resumption of practice. The attorney also may announce to other lawyers his availability for consultation on securities practice matters.

CPR: DR 2-102(A)(2), 2-105(A)(3)

Chairman Massey stated the opinion of the committee:

An inquiring attorney has been on active duty with the military service and is returning to private practice in Florida. During previous private practice, the attorney specialized in a large degree in securities practice. He desires upon resumption of practice to send two sets of announcements. The first would be sent to former clients and legal acquaintances simply announcing his former city of practice, his retirement from the military service and resumption of practice at the new address. The second would be forwarded to attorneys only and would include, along with general information, words to the effect that the attorney is available for consultation on securities practice matters.

The Committee finds that the suggested dissemination of two announcements simultaneously as outlined, one containing the information and being distributed as permitted under CPR DR 2-102(A)(2) and the second with the information and distribution as permitted in CPR DR 2-105(A)(3), is not objectionable.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]