The Florida Bar

Ethics Opinion

Opinion 65-14

FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
OPINION 65-14
February 27, 1965
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
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:
Opinions:

27
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.