Ethics Opinon 1972-3
ACTING AS COUNSEL FOR EMPLOYEE
is the propriety of an attorney appearing for his or her
secretary in connection with a traffic citation?
attorney could ethically appear on behalf of the secretary
if an individual relationship of lawyer to client is maintained.
This conclusion is based on the assumption that the attorney
does not wish to testify as a witness and further that the
services would be rendered on an individual basis and not
at the request of an intermediary.
opinion is advisory only. It is not binding upon the State
Bar, the Board of Governors, its agents or employees.
NOTE: The Committee reviewed this opinion in July, 1976
and determined that the conclusion is still valid.
This opinion was issued by the Legal Ethics Committee of
the San Diego County Bar Association. It is advisory only
and is not binding upon any member of the SDCBA, any other
member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of
California or its Board of Governors, or any persons or
tribunals charged with regulatory responsibilities. The
SDCBA, its officers, directors, agents, and the Legal Ethics
Committee members assume no responsibility or liability
in rendering this opinion.