NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATIONCommittee on
Opinion #318 - 12/18/1973
Topic: Letterhead; use of the title "Honorary Consul" on attorney's
Digest: Improper to use the title "Honorary Consul" on an attorney's
Code: DR 2-102(A)(4); EC 2-9; Canon 2
May an attorney who is an honorary consul for a foreign country
properly indicate such fact on his letterhead?
It is improper for an attorney to use the title "Honorary Consul" on
the attorney's letterhead. DR 2-102(A)(4); N.Y. State 200 (1971).
The use of the title "Honorary Consul" on an attorney letterhead is
regarded as calculated to attract clients in violation of the
traditional prohibition against advertising and solicitation. See also,
N.Y. State 164 (1970); N.Y. State 284 (1973); ABA 214 (1941); N.Y.
County 605 (1972).