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Ethics Opinion No. 30

Adopted May 27, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “I would like to have your advisory opinion on the following questions: (1) Is it advertising for an attorney to acquire space in telephone directory, immediately after his name in the attorney’s classification section, and insert the…

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Ethics Opinion No. 31

Adopted May 27, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “A certain firm of lawyers in ………., Oklahoma, having formed or were instrumental in forming an association called “………. Board of Adjusters” having for its purpose the engaging in the business of liquidating the affairs of failing…

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Ethics Opinion No. 32

Adopted May 27, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “We have a question on legal ethics that we desire to have the judgment of yourself and committee, and that is this, viz., I am City Attorney of The Town of …………, we have approximately thirty-nine thousand…

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Ethics Opinion No. 33

Adopted June 24, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “A brings a suit against a school district to recover for some property which he has sold to the school district. There was no appropriation made and this purchase was illegal. A lawyer whom we will call…

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Ethics Opinion No. 34

Adopted July 22, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an advisory opinion: “The Oklahoma law provides that a County Judge may not practice law except in cases commenced before he is conducted into office. “Please give me your opinion as to whether or not it would be a…

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Ethics Opinion No. 35

Adopted July 22, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following communication: “I am enclosing a clipping from a ……….. paper published during the past week upon which I would appreciate an opinion. I would like to know whether such an advertisement as the enclosed, or a mere notice of change of…

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Ethics Opinion No. 36

October 28, 1932 1.  Attorneys – Unprofessional Conduct – Bond Brokerage.      The practice of a member of the bar of furnishing his wife as a surety on appearance bonds of his clients charged with crime, condemned. Opinion      The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following letter from one of the county attorneys…

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Ethics Opinion No. 37

Adopted October 28, 1932 A member of the bar, having considered Advisory Opinion No. 27 appearing in the May 1932 Bar Journal, asks for a further opinion with reference to the second question propounded in the request for the opinion numbered 27, which is: “Is it proper or permissible for an ex-County Attorney to accept…

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Ethics Opinion No. 38

Adopted October 28, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of a letter asking for an opinion as to the conduct of a member of the bar upon the following state of facts: “W, an attorney, filed a divorce suit for C (husband). C’s wife filed a waiver. Afterward G, an attorney, filed an…

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Ethics Opinion No. 39

Oklahoma Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee Advisory Opinions Opinion No. 39. Negotiations May Be Held Directly with Opposing Party Even Though the Opposing Party Has Discharged His Attorney and That Attorney Is Claiming Wrongful Discharge. Adopted October 28, 1932 The following request for an opinion has been received by the Board: “A an attorney has…

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