The Florida Bar

Ethics Opinion

Opinion 70-59

FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
OPINION 70-59
January 8, 1971
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
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.