Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1988/9-2

Letterhead Listing – Use of “Of Counsel” Designation by Inactive Bar Member

December 8, 1988


It would be misleading for an “inactive member” of NHBA to be included on a law firm’s letterhead with the designation “of counsel”, and therefore such a designation is barred under Rules 7.1 and 7.5.  (Rules 7.1; 7.5)


Is an “inactive member” of the N.H. Bar prohibited under the Rules of Professional Conduct or the Constitution or By-Laws of the New Hampshire Bar Association from being designated on letterhead as “of counsel?”

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