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A lawyer may simultaneously hold himself out as a real estate broker or serve as a clerk at the auction of real estate. While it is not improper per se for a lawyer to engage in a second occupation, even though closely related to the practice of law, nevertheless, a heavy burden must be assumed by him to ensure compliance on his part, of all of the provisions of the Code of Professional Responsibility. His actions, while so engaged, are deemed to be those not of a layman, but of a lawyer.

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