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Ethics Opinions Prior to 1979

Ethics Opinion No. 291

Adopted 1977 SYLLABUS A lawyer employed to represent a city for an agreed salary or retainer who renders legal services on behalf of special assessment districts within such city without additional compensation may not permit the city to assess and collect from property owners in such district, and deposit in such city’s general fund, amounts…

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Ethics Opinion No. 292

Adopted July 22, 1977 SYLLABUS Lawyers and Judges Should Exercise Care In Their Public and Private Social Relationships To Avoid Creating Any Appearance or Impression That A Lawyer Enjoys A Special Relationship With, Or Possesses A Particular Ability To Influence, A Judge, Which Might Affect Such Judge’s Discharge of His Judicial Responsibilities. QUESTION SUBMITTED “Is…

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Ethics Opinion No. 293

Adopted May 20, 1978 INQUIRY Is it proper for an attorney in Oklahoma to employ in his law office an individual who was formerly a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma, but is presently suspended from the practice of law or who has been disbarred? If it is proper for an attorney to employ…

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Ethics Opinion No. 294

Adopted May 20, 1978 STATEMENT OF FACTS A Public Defender is representing co-defendants who are charged with a criminal offense. One defendant desires to testify and such testimony would be detrimental to the other co-defendant. The attorney/public defender withdraws from the case because of the conflict of interest. The District Judge appoints another attorney from…

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