|Case Date:||May 26, 1971|
Alaska Ethics Opinion 1971. 71-3. Ethics Opinion No. 71-3Propriety of Firm Names Including Lawyers not Admitted in Alaska.On February 11, 1969 the Committee published an opinion holding that the establishment of a partnership for the practice of law in Alaska between lawyers admitted in Alaska and lawyers who are not admitted in Alaska is permissible and that the firm name used in Alaska may included only the names of partners admitted in Alaska. The Committee has now been asked whether its conclusion that a firm name may not include the name of an attorney not admitted in Alaska has been changed by DR 2-102(D) which states: "A partnership shall not be formed or continued between or among lawyers licensed in different jurisdictions unless all enumerations of the members and associates of the firm on its 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; however, the same firm name may be used in each jurisdiction." The Code of Professional Responsibility has been approved in Alaska by the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association and by the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska. The Committee's opinion of February 11, 1969 should therefore be taken as no longer controlling on the question. The Committee recommends that the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association and the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska amend DR 2-102(D) as far as the same is applicable in Alaska by eliminating the language...
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