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Argus Hamilton to Raise Awareness of Addiction Issues in the Legal Community Sept. 10

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Lori Rasmussen

Assistant Communications Director
Oklahoma Bar Association
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036 | Oklahoma City, OK 73152
(405) 416-7017 | lorir@okbar.org

(Oklahoma City – Sept. 5, 2013) Native Oklahoma comedian Argus Hamilton will speak at an upcoming fundraiser aimed at supporting Oklahoma lawyers struggling with addiction, substance abuse, depression and other mental health challenges. The Oklahoma Bar Association’s “Lawyers Helping Lawyers Cornerstone Banquet and Auction,” is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10,beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Bar Center in Oklahoma City.

“The event is expected to raise thousands of dollars that will go directly toward counseling services and intervention for our struggling fellow lawyers,” said 2013 Banquet Chair Cathy Christensen, who served as OBA president in 2012. “Many lawyers are dealing with serious issues that affect not only their own practice but the integrity of the legal profession We have a responsibility to assist those who need these services, because the public must have confidence in their attorneys.”

Hamilton will speak on the theme “Pass the Bar – Every Chance You Get!” Hamilton, who currently lives in Los Angeles, writes a daily topical humor column appearing on the Internet and in newspapers and radio stations across the country. He was honored by Gov. Brad Henry as the official comedian of the Oklahoma Centennial.

Benefactor tickets to the “all laughs, no liquor” event are $50 and include one hour of mandatory educational credit for attorneys. Guest tickets are $30. Register to attend at www.lhlfoundation.org/events.  For those unable to attend, financial donations are welcome and can be made online.

The17,200-member Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma’s legal community.