Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Legal Briefs: April 26, 2001

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Legal Briefs: April 26, 2001

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Three attorneys have joined the Oklahoma City office of Conner & Winters.

Jared D. Giddens and Bryan J. Wells joined the firm as shareholders and John E. Gatliff is an associate.

Giddens will practice primarily in commercial litigation, business reorganization and bankruptcy and commercial transactions. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Wells will practice in commercial litigation and bankruptcy. He is a graduate of OU and received his law degree from OU

Gatliff will practice in litigation and bankruptcy. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from OU and a master's degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ronald C. Potter has joined the Tulsa office of Conner & Winters as a shareholders. He will practice in international business transactions, general corporate and securities law. He received his law degree from OU.

Katherine G. Coyle, Melodie Freeman-Burney, Beverly K. Smith and Rebecca S. Woodward have been promoted to shareholders in the Tulsa office.

Conner & Winters, founded in 1932, has 70 attorneys in office in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and northwest Arkansas.

Givens named to panel

Keith F. Givens, an attorney with McKinney & Stringer in Oklahoma City, has been added to the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Questions for lawyers

Oklahoma attorneys will offer free legal advice on Tuesday as part of the nationwide Law Day celebration. State residents can call a toll-free hotline to talk with an attorney or watch the Ask A Lawyer television show at 7 p.m. Tuesday on OETA.

The Oklahoma City area hotline - (800) 456-8525 - will be staffed by local attorneys from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The project is sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association and county bar associations across the state. J. William Conger, Oklahoma County Bar Association president, named Judge Valerie J. Couch as Law Day chairperson.

Topics for the Ask A Lawyer television program will be abortion, Internet fraud and protecting the best interests of children. Oklahoma County District Judge Niles Jackson will be the moderator and Rep. Ray L. Vaughn Jr., R-Edmond and an attorney, will be the host. Rudolph Hargrave, chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Charles Buddy Neal, OBA president, and Bill Sullivan, OBA executive director, also will participate in the television show.

Addressing grads

Drew Edmondson, attorney general of Oklahoma, will deliver the commencement address at Connors State College, Warner, at 10:30 a.m. May 12.

College violations

There have been 1,357 liquor law violations in the past three years at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, but fewer than one-third are listed on the schools' Web sites. …

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