ATTORNEY AS SURETYAn attorney may sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, as an attorney representing his clients or as a friend. (This Opinion is overruled insofar as it conflicts with Opinion 140.)Canon 6.
It is a violation of the Canons of Ethics for a lawyer to sign his name as surety for individuals indicted for felonies, either as lawyers representing their clients or just as friends?
A majority of the members of the committee are of the opinion that that becoming such sureties is not a violations of the law or any Canon of Ethics. (6-1)