IF YOU WERE STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR WITH A
LAWYER FROM A DIFFERENT FIELD OF LAW,
WHAT PRACTICE AREA WOULD YOU CHOOSE
FOR THAT LAWYER AND WHY? AS TOLD TO JESSICA TAM
Criminal defense or
In both of those areas of law, you deal
with very human emotions about as raw
and real as you can get. In criminal defense,
you’re dealing with civil liberties, with
someone’s freedom and … living and going
about our lives, like you and I do, versus
CHAD MCLAIN / MANAGING MEMBER,
GRAVES MCLAIN; TULSA; PROFESSIONAL
Probably criminal law.
I don’t practice in that area, and it’s just
kind of interesting to hear how those folks
practice law and the things they run into.
It’s something I’ve been away from since
law school. I don’t watch the stuff on TV; you
know the big cases, I don’t really follow it or
DAN MORGAN / SHAREHOLDER, NEW TON,
O’CONNOR, TURNER & KETCHUM; TULSA;
EMPLOYMENT & LABOR
I think it would be very interesting to hear
another lawyer discuss the history of the
Constitution, the development of the law
and how some laws are in conflict with the
Constitution [while] some are consistent with
the Constitution in modern-day society.
In my practice, I encounter a lot of
different types of cases: employment
cases, civil rights cases, prisoner cases.
So it’s just very interesting to hear … how
the arguments are constructed for what is
acceptable and what is not acceptable based
upon that ancient document.
So because I love history, I’d like to have
a conversation with that person. You know,
how did they decide what is permissible
under the Constitution for freedom of
speech in the age of the Internet? What
is communication? What is receipt of
communication? What rights do people have
under the basic tenets of freedom of speech?
JOE PAULK / PRESIDEN T AND FOUNDER,
DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONSULTANTS INC.;
TULSA; ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION