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Law firm with a foreign lawyer as
In the year 1904 he made an arrangement with the defendant
Ney. a practicing attorney, to carry on business together.
sending out a circular signed "Ney & Bosque," stating that
they had established an office for the general practice of
law in all the courts of the Islands and that Bosque would
devote himself especially to consultation and office work
relating to Spanish law. The paper was headed "Law Office -
Ney & Bosque. Juan G. Bosque. juris consulto espanol - C.W.
Ney. abogado americano."
Since that time the defendant Bosque has not personally
appeared in the courts, and with one exception, occuring
through an inadvertance, papers from the office were signed
not with the firm name alone nor with any designation of the
firm as attorneys. but with the words "Ney & Bosque - C.W.
Ney. abogado. " - U.S. vs. Ney and Bosque, 8 Phil. 146
Moreover the firm circular in setting forth the
establishment of an office for the general practice of law
in all the courts of the Islands, amounted to an assertion
of his right and purpose, not effectively qualified by the
addition that he would devote himself to consultation and
office work relating to Spanish law.
Rule 3.01 - A lawyer shall not use or permit the use of any false,
fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, undignified, self-laudatory or
unfair statement or claim regarding his qualifications or legal
Rule 3.02 - In the choice of a firm name, no false, misleading or
assumed name shall be used. Xxx....
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