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Opinion date: Aug. 21, 2003

Ethics issue presented:

Whether this Professional Ethics Committee may advise an Inquirer as to how a legal advertisement may be amended to meet the standards of Rule 7.2(i) Pa RPC after the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board has advised Inquirer that Inquirer's advertisement is in violation of that Rule?

Advice given:

The Committee's policy is that a duty officer must not advise on any matter in which the Disciplinary Board is investigating or pursuing any disciplinary action. The Inquirer should consider retaining independent counsel to obtain advice on the alleged violation.

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