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Ethics Question of the Week

Can I wear a shirt with my firm’s logo during a TV appearance?

Q.  May I wear a shirt with my firm’s logo on it during a television appearance?

A. Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 7.1 allows a lawyer to advertise as long as that advertisement is not false or misleading. Rule 7.2(a) allows a lawyer to advertise through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media. For a further discussion, see ISBA Ethics Opinion 14-06.

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These questions are representative of calls received on the ISBA’s ethics hotline. The information provided above is meant as an educational tool to highlight potentially applicable Illinois RPC or other ethics resources that might help the lawyer answer the question posed. The information provided isn’t legal advice. Because every situation is different, often complex, and the law is constantly evolving, you shouldn’t rely upon this general information without conducting your own research.