New York State Bar Opinion 943

Committee on Professional Ethics

Topic: Law firm business card of non-attorney; title of non-attorney law school graduate

Digest of the Committee:

“The law firm business card of a firm employee who is a law school graduate but is not admitted to practice may not list the employee’s J.D. degree or use the title ‘legal project manager’ without making clear that the individual is not admitted to practice law.”

Rules: New York Rules of Professional Conduct 5.3, 7.1(a), 8.4(c)

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