SCR 3.130 KENTUCKY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

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Current with amendments received through 6/30/99

SCR 3.130(7.50) FIRM NAMES AND LETTERHEADS

(1) A lawyer shall not use a firm name, letterhead or other professional designation that violates Rule 7.10.

(2) A law firm with offices in more than one jurisdiction may use the same name in each jurisdiction, but identification of the lawyers in an office of the firm shall indicate the jurisdictional limitations on those not licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the office is located.

(3) The name of a lawyer holding a public office shall not be used in the name of a law firm, or in communications on its behalf, during any period in which the lawyer is not actively and regularly practicing with the firm.

(4) Lawyers may state or imply that they practice in a partnership or other organization only when that is the fact.

Adopted by Order 92-1, eff. 8-1-92

COMMENTARY

Supreme Court

1989:

With regard to paragraph (d) [now (4)], lawyers sharing office facilities, but who are not in fact partners, may not denominate themselves as, for example, "Smith and Jones," for that title suggests partnership in the practice of law. (Commentary from former SCR 3.130(7.5).)

Ethics Opinions At This Website Citing This Rule

KBA E-389 and KBA E-396