Prohibition of Advertising of the Advocate in Written or Visual Communication Tools

Fatma Alaslan


Advertisement is promoting a good or service in order to increase the demand on that good or service. While advertising is suitable for some professions, it should be limited in terms of some professions. The profession of law is one of them. On the one hand, the advocate’s efforts to increase the demand on the service offered by advertising can be said to be incompatible with the honour of the profession, while on the other hand, it also poses the danger of creating an unfair completion among the members of the same profession. Therefore, those kind of activities should be limited. In the law of North Cyprus, the restriction regarding to these activities can be found in Article 13 of the 1981 Legislation. Similar regulations regarding to the prohibition of advertising can also be examined in Turkish law. Those regulations set a limit to the advertising activities of the advocates, thus preventing the reliability and dignity of the profession being damaged. Therefore, this prohibition of advertising is fundamental both in terms of professional ethics and respectability of the profession.

Keywords: Advocate, Advertising, Prohibition of Advertising

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-04-03

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