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(July 14, 2015 – OKLAHOMA CITY) – The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards presentations.

Awards are open to lawyers and nonlawyers who have made an impact on the legal community.

Nominations must be received by Aug. 14, 2015, and awards will be presented to recipients at the OBA annual meeting this Nov. 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

Attorney Jennifer Castillo of Oklahoma City chairs the statewide committee that will review the nominations and select award winners.

“It’s a significant honor to receive one of these awards, but there’s no chance to win unless a nomination is submitted,” said Castillo. “The nominating process is easy, and all submissions are carefully considered. It’s important to recognize and celebrate the high caliber of legal service in our state.”

Lawyers who advocate on behalf of their community, children or the less fortunate may be nominated for the Outstanding Service to the Public, Alma Wilson or Outstanding Pro Bono Service awards. Lawyers who have upheld the highest ideals of the legal profession may be nominated for the Professionalism, Ethics or Courageous Lawyer awards. Nonlawyers and lay organizations that promote legal issues will be recognized by the Liberty Bell award.

Additional awards are presented to judges and attorneys who have contributed to continuing legal education or the promotion and publicity of matters regarding the legal system through the Judicial Excellence award and Earl Sneed award for Continuing Legal Education.

Those submitting nominations do not need to be lawyers. To nominate an individual or organization, send a letter explaining why the candidate should receive the award. Please limit the letter to five pages, single-sided. No form is necessary to submit an entry. Nominations must be received by the deadline. Mail the nomination to OBA Awards Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152 or email to

More information and a list of award categories are available by calling 405-416-7000 or visiting the OBA website at

The 17,600-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.

For more information contact:
Mackenzie McDaniel
Communications Specialist
Oklahoma Bar Association
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036 | Oklahoma City, OK 73152
(405) 416-7084 |