Ethics opinion gives go-ahead to novelty license plate with law firm name
Posted Apr 10, 2013 4:40 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A lawyer who wants to promote her firm with a novelty license plate is exempt from a lawyer regulation requiring ads to include an office address, according to a North Carolina ethics opinion.
The lawyer wanted to place the license plate, which was not issued by the state, on the front of her car, according to a summary of 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 14. The Legal Profession Blog notes the opinion.
The opinion said such a plate would be exempt from the address requirement, as would pens, pencils, hats, or coffee mugs bearing the name or logo of a law firm or lawyer.
Updated at 9:20 a.m. to remove references to "vanity" plate.