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Ethics Opinion No. 40

Adopted October 28, 1932 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “In…(years)…I was City Attorney of the City of ……, Oklahoma. During that time a damage suit was filed against the City of …… and a firm of physicians and surgeons, jointly, alleging negligent operation on a patient in the…

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Ethics Opinion No. 41

Adopted November 25, 1932 In a recent disciplinary proceeding there was incidentally involved a contract between a member of the bar and his client wherein the attorney’s fee was made contingent upon success in securing a decree of divorce for his client, and the amount thereof, upon the value of property and money received by…

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Ethics Opinion No. 42

Adopted November 25, 1932 In Advisory Opinion No. 40, it was stated to be the opinion of the Board that a member of the bar who had previously been City Attorney could not ethically, after retiring to private practice, accept a retainer to represent certain plaintiffs who, while the member of the bar was City…

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Ethics Opinion No. 43

Adopted November 25, 1932 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “A firm of lawyers of a foreign state, all the members of which are residents of that state and non-residents of this state, have established an office in one of the larger cities of this state. On the door…

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Ethics Opinion No. 44

Adopted November 25, 1932 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an advisory opinion: “I am confronted with this situation: A, an Indian allottee, died intestate, leaving valuable real estate. One set of heirs, I will call them the B heirs, have employed me to represent them. As usual there are many…

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Ethics Opinion No. 45

Adopted December 28, 1932 The Board of Governors is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “I wish an advisory opinion on the following question and trust that you will see that this letter gets to the proper source of information. The city of P. has recently revised its city ordinances and are…

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Ethics Opinion No. 46

Adopted January 27, 1933 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “I desire to have an opinion as to the propriety of the appearance of one occupying the office of City Attorney based upon the following statement of facts: The Council of a charter city of the first class adopted…

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Ethics Opinion No. 47

Adopted January 27, 1933 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “A firm of attorneys is making a practice of bringing suits in the Justice Courts of this State and are arranging their cases as follows: They send their petitions to the Justice of the Peace to file and arrange…

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Ethics Opinion No. 48

Adopted January 27, 1933 The Board is in receipt of the following request: “Will you kindly give me an opinion on the following matter? I am a stockholder and attorney for a fire insurance company which writes fire insurance within the State of Oklahoma. At the same time, I represent relatives and members of my…

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Ethics Opinion No. 49

Adopted February 24, 1933 The Board is in receipt of the following request for an opinion: “The purpose of this letter is to get an advisory opinion relative to the following set of facts. The Merchants and Consumers Co-operative Association, a proposed organization, proposes to procure one individual or company, in each line of business…

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