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President's Message

May 2018 

The Practice of Law - It's a Small World 

The month of May is busy – schools recess for summer, graduation celebrations and a chance to be outside enjoying all that our beautiful state has to offer – before we start feeling the 100-degree Oklahoma heat. Law students have successfully completed a challenging year of learning the law, and the graduating law students begin studying for the bar exam. We all lead different lives, while at the same time we, as attorneys, are joined by our common respect for, and knowledge of, the law. 
April 2018 

The Power of Three 

Law Day is May 1, and I hope you are planning to be a part of the important day. Your county bar association is planning local events, and our OBA Law Day Committee is putting the finishing touches on our OBA celebrations. This year the Oklahoma Bar Association will be celebrating the 67th anniversary of Law Day. The year 2018 will mark the 42nd year OBA members are offering free legal advice to the public. The Ask A Lawyer TV show will air May 3 at 7 p.m. on OETA.
March 2018 

March Madness - Supporting Your Team

The month of March is a fantastic time for sports fans. In our house we love sports. Our daughter is a member of her college dance team, and our son is a high school baseball player. Our family, like many others, spent a few weeks watching the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. We cheer for the NBA Thunder, and we follow the MLB spring training games as we wait for Opening Day, March 29. Of course, this month the NCAA basketball tournament is the centerpiece of our sports talk. From Selection Sunday through the Final Four, we are checking our brackets.
February 2018 

What Will Your 2018 Heart Phrase Be? 

The month of February brings to mind images of cold weather, Valentine’s Day and Sweetheart conversation hearts – those chalky candy hearts only sold during February for Valentine’s Day. Created by the NECCO candy company more than 150 years ago, each conversation heart is imprinted with a message such as “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me.” The candy company tries to keep current with the times by adding new phrases each year such as “LOL,” “Text Me” and “Tweet Me.”
January 2018

Back to the Future

As I look for inspiration to write my first president’s message, many thoughts race through my head. What does 2018 have in store for the OBA and our legal profession? What opportunities do we have to improve the practice of law for our members? Will anyone even read this? Does Amazon sell a crystal ball to tell me the future for my year as president, and is it eligible for Amazon Prime delivery? Could I find a DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future to help me answer these questions?