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Ethics Opinion No. 10

Oklahoma Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee Advisory Opinions Opinion No. 10. Division of A Collection of Fees with Forwarder Is Unprofessional Conduct. Approved November 20, 1931 The opinion of the Board of Governors is asked upon the following state of facts: “A, a corporation of St. Louis, doing a general collection business forwards a claim…

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Ethics Opinion No. 11

Adopted November 20, 1931 A County Attorney of this state has requested an opinion from the Board of Governors as to what constitutes the “practice of law” within the meaning of Sections 46 and 48 of The State Bar Act. These Sections will be remembered to be: Section 46. Only Active Members May Practice Law.…

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Ethics Opinion No. 12

Adopted November 20, 1931 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following communication: “A matter has come to my attention upon which I think I have a duty as a member of the bar to register a complaint with the Board of Governors. A short time ago, I heard one ………… (a member…

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Ethics Opinion No. 13

Adopted November 20, 1931 County Attorneys in those counties in which they are prohibited from practicing law are disqualified from becoming in any way entangled with private interests or grievances connected with the private practice of the law and, consequently, are disqualified from receiving compensation for alleged services rendered to persons, firms, associations or corporations…

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Ethics Opinion No. 14

Adopted January 22, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following communication: “The writer has noted with considerable interest Advisory Opinions, appearing in various issues of the State Bar Journal, relative to the representation of loan companies by attorneys, and would greatly appreciate further advice from the Committee on Rules concerning the…

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Ethics Opinion No. 15

Oklahoma Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee Advisory Opinions Opinion No. 15. Advertising or Soliciting in a Newspaper Ad Is Unprofessional Conduct. Adopted January 22, 1932 The Board of Governors of The State Bar of Oklahoma is in receipt of the following request from a member of the State Bar for an advisory opinion: “…….., Oklahoma.…

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Ethics Opinion No. 16

Adopted January 22, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following communication from the attorney of Montgomery Ward and Co.: “It has been brought to my attention that the requirements for practice in the Justice Courts of Oklahoma are different than those in Missouri. For that reason, I am writing to ask…

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Ethics Opinion No. 17

Adopted February 26, 1932 Many inquiries have been received by the State Bar from persons who were non-residents of the State of Oklahoma on the effective date of the State Bar Act, to-wit, June 22nd, 1929, and who have continued since to be non-residents, whose names on that date appeared upon the roll of the…

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Ethics Opinion No. 18

Adopted February 26, 1932 Inquiries have been received from various persons inquiring as to the status of those persons licensed to practice law in “any Court of record of the Territory of Oklahoma, or in any of the United States Courts for the Indian Territory or any Court of record of any of the Five…

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Ethics Opinion No. 19

Adopted February 26, 1932 A member of the State Bar has forwarded to the Board of Governors a copy of a publication, evidently periodically published by a real estate corporation doing business in this state, and disseminated to its customers. The copy at hand contains news items about various deals made. Among other things, it…

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