OBA Day at the Capitol - Tuesday, March 6

RSVP to Debbie Brink at debbieb@okbar.org or call 405-416-7014; 800-522-8065.

Each attendee will be entered in a drawing for one free registration for the 2018 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 21-23 at the River Spirit Casio Result Tulsa. More conference details coming soon.


9:30 a.m.
Registration Emerson Hall, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Okla. Bar Center
10:00 a.m. Introduce OBA President
Kimberly Hays
John Morris Williams, OBA Executive Director
10:05 a.m.
This Session from the Perspective of the Attorney General
Lori Carter, Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Attorney General

10:30 a.m.

Bills of Interest to the Judiciary
Jari Askins, Administrative Director of the Courts
10:50 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
How to Track Bills on the Legislative Website
Angela Ailles Bahm, Legislative Monitoring Committee Chairperson
11:20 a.m.
Bills of Interest Relating to the Practice of Law and Their Status
Clay Taylor, Legislative Liaison
11:30 a.m.
How to Talk to Legislators Randy Grau, Former Representative District 81
11:50 a.m.
Information and Questions John Morris Williams
Noon Lunch Emerson Hall
1 – 3 p.m.
Visit with Legislators State Capitol Building


The Legislative Monitoring Committee focuses on the following measures:

administration of justice;
Court organization, selection, tenure, salary and other incidents of the judicial office;
  Rules and laws affecting practice and procedure in the courts and in administrative bodies exercising adjudicatory functions;
The practice of law
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 3

Legislative Proposals and Endorsements in Principle:

The House of Delegates has the authority to place a measure on the Legislative Program or to endorse it in principle, with at least a 60% vote.
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 5

Action by the Association upon proposals for improvement of the law by legislation or by judicial rule shall consist of:

Adoption as part of the Legislative Program of the Association;
Endorsement in principle.
  OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 2