Legal Ethics: Analysis of Twenty-Five Years of Ethics Complaints against Oklahoma Attorneys (1986-2010)
Marty Ludlum

This paper examines formal and informal complaints against attorneys during the most recent twenty-five year period (1986-2010). The data suggested that the growth of attorneys in Oklahoma has exceeded population growth. However, the per capita amount of complaints has been declining, at least in the short term. Examination of the complaints revealed that the most common complaint was neglect. Second, family law and criminal law drew the most complaints. Finally, more experienced attorneys received far more complaints that their younger counterparts. The paper concludes with policy implications and areas for further research in this area.

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