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President's Message

Feb. 11, 2017 

New Free Legal Advice Project Makes It Easy to Volunteer

It is undeniable that the demographics in our communities and our state are rapidly changing, and Oklahoma lawyers must adapt to help meet the needs of the almost 4 million people who call Oklahoma “home.” According to the latest published statistics, approximately 25 percent are children and 15 percent are over age 65; 35 percent are of ethnic or racial minority; 6 percent were born in a foreign country; 10 percent of people living in Oklahoma speak a language other than English as their primary language; 11 percent are disabled; 17 percent live in poverty; and Oklahoma is home to about 305,000 veterans and 99,000 LGBT adults.

Jan. 21, 2017 

My Commitment to You

New Year’s Day comes with celebration and promises of self improvement so the coming year will be a great year, a better year — or perhaps the best year ever. For me this particular Jan. 1 came not only with those typical New Year’s resolutions, but also with my commitment to you, the members of the Oklahoma Bar Association, to remain focused throughout 2017 on the practice of law, the promotion of our association and issues related to the legal profession, including the independence of the judiciary and equal justice for all.