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                                             93 N.J.L.J. 497
                                            July 9, 1970


Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Announcement to Lawyers -
"Securities Law and Corporate Practice"
Announcing Association with Foreign Attorneys

Question 1

        Inquiry is made as to whether a proposed announcement the association with a law firm of three attorneys may state after their names "are associated with the firm in its Securities Law and Corporate Practice Department."

    The inquirer is referred to N.J. Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 183, 93 N.J.L.J. 492 (1970), wherein it was held that the language "J.D., LL.M. (in Taxation)" could be included in an announcement sent to lawyers only. We are of the opinion that "Securities Law and Corporate Practice" is a particular branch of the law within the meaning of Canons of Professional Ethics, Canon 46. Thus, we advise the inquirer he may include the quoted language in an announcement that is sent to lawyers of this State only.

Question 2

            Inquiry is made as to whether the announcement of association of attorneys with a New Jersey law firm should include the statement that they are members of the New York and Pennsylvania Bars only.

    N.J. Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 36, 87 N.J.L.J. 190 (1964), held it would be proper to list on the letterhead of a New Jersey partnership an attorney's name with a caution "Admitted in Washington, D.C. Only."
    N.J. Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 152, 92 N.J.L.J. 333 (1969), in interpreting Canons of Professional Ethics, Canon 33 held:
            that the firm name in New Jersey should not contain the foreign attorney's name and that all enumerations on the firm's letterhead and in other permissible listings make clear the jurisdictional limitations of those members and associates of the firm not licensed to practice in all listed jurisdictions.

    The inquirer is advised that the words "member of the New York Bar Only" and "member of the Pennsylvania Bar Only" should be included on an announcement of association.

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