FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
June 22, 1964
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
It is not improper to include a brief biographical sketch of the author who makes a particular
contribution in Continuing Legal Education manuals.
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
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.