FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
June 21, 1971
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
An attorney may use the initials “J.D.” on letterhead and professional cards.
Chairman Massey stated the opinion of the committee:
The inquirer asks if under DR 2-102(F) the practice of using the initials of a
degree, to-wit, J.D., is now acceptable in Florida on letterheads and professional
cards. As heretofore expressed in Florida Opinions 70-53 [since withdrawn] and
71-27 [since withdrawn], the use of the initials of a law degree has been approved.
The Committee’s sentiment on this issue, however, militates a statement that it is in bad
taste for members of the legal profession to vie with each other on the letters that they can put
after their names.