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12 tips to help you avoid disciplinary proceedings

June 01, 2020

No lawyer sets out to become a disciplinary statistic.  Some lawyers, however, find themselves corresponding more often with disciplinary authorities than others. Solo and small firm practitioners, especially with practices in criminal, family or personal injury law, receive the highest number of client complaint letters. During the many

Self Reporting

A lawyer's duty to self-report disciplinary misconduct

February 01, 2018

The central theme for this article is Oklahoma’s Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings (RGDP) 7.7(a), which revolves around lawyer misconduct received in other jurisdictions and the duty to self-report. This article takes a deeper look into a rule that is not tested on the bar exam, yet looms over every Oklahoma licensed attorney (reciprocity or not), and also has a time frame for compliance.


Keep your practice out of disciplinary trouble with these tips

March 09, 2017

There are bad examples in every profession, even in the law. This webinar will help you from becoming the next bad example. "Steering Clear of Lawyer Discipline" addresses several pitfalls of the trends in today's legal field. Many recently licensed lawyers are going solo, practicing in small firm settings or are

Letting the ink dry on your new bar license

January 01, 2016

By Kina Kimble. I shut down my life for an entire month. I studied from sunup to sundown to pass the Louisiana bar exam. It was three long days of writing civil law. And I did it the first time! When I received my license, I never imagined I’d be summoned to