Oklahoma

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 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation
Confidentiality Paralegal Regulation Paralegal Regulation
Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence  

State Bar

The State Bar has a Complaint form on its website for members of the public. The page explains about the disciplinary system.

The OBA has a paralegal committee but its duties are not on the website. Rule 1.6 . .
UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts

Rule 1.1, Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings, 5 O.S. 2001, Ch.1, App. 1-A. The General Counsel of the Oklahoma Bar Association is charged with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting allegations of UPL.

Oklahoma Opinion 319 (2002). (Disbarred or suspended lawyers may work as paralegals, but the lawyers who employ them must be careful to avoid assisting in the unauthorized practice of law.)

. 12 OS 2502 (recently amended) .

Oklahoma Bar Foundation website explains the IOLTA program

okbarfoundation.org

Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono

Check the Oklahoma Attorney General's website at

oag.ok.gov

Richlin v. Chertoff 2008 US Supreme Court recovery of paralegal fees

Bar v. Anderson, 2005 OK 9 (2/22/2005)

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OBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) Assistance Program

From the State Bar's website, members of the public can find a list of pro bono and low cost legal service providers.

September 20-21 are OBA Days of Service. The Bar President urges everyone to benefit a nonprofit organization.

Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.

 

Reporting Misconduct .

February 2013, Oklahoma Justice Commission released its report on the reliability and accuracy of convictions in the state. The study covered areas such as wrongfully obtained convictions, false convictions, and prosecutorial misconduct.

 

.For an interesting case on the issue of faulty forensics, see McCarty v. Gilchrist (2011) The disciplinary board has laypeople members. . Please report broken links