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Feb. 9, 2017 News
Oklahoma Bar Association Views Proposed Sales Tax With a Critical Eye
“Regardless of what individuals may be saying, the Oklahoma Bar Association has no position on sales taxes on legal services,” said OBA President Linda S. Thomas of Bartlesville. Thomas said there are many unknowns on the real effect a sales tax on legal services may have.
Feb. 6, 2017 News
OBA Day at the Capitol - March 21, 2017
Calling all members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Here is the preliminary agenda for the 2017 Day at the Capitol. This important event will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, starting at the Oklahoma Bar Center. Put it on your calendar now.
Feb. 6, 2017 News
Reading Day Jump Starts Bill Review
On Jan. 28 the Legislative Monitoring Committee hosted the annual OBA Legislative Reading Day, and more than 75 lawyers attended. It is one of the biggest responses in quite a number of years.
Jan. 31, 2017
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MEMBER COMMENTS REQUESTED: Proposed Oklahoma District Court Rule Modification Re: Limited Scope Representation
The proposed new rule provides disclosures that should be used when providing limited scope representation in accordance with existing Rule 1.2 (c) of the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct.
Jan. 19, 2017
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Linda S. Thomas to be Sworn in as State Bar President
Bartlesville attorney Linda S. Thomas will take an oath Friday, Jan. 20, to serve as the 2017 president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She is among nine attorneys to be sworn in to serve on the OBA’s 17-member board during a ceremony that will begin at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the State Capitol Building.
Jan. 5, 2017 News
2017 Interest on Judgments

Jan. 2, 2017 News
Legislative Monitoring Committee Reorganizes Reading Day
For those of you who have participated in the Legislative reading day before, this year we are changing it up it a bit. It will still be two hours of free CLE. It will still include free pizza. And -- you will still get to hang out on a Saturday morning with some of your favorite political junkies. But instead of gathering up in smaller groups to read bills, we will have six speakers who will present 10 bills in 10 minutes. We hope it will be fast-paced and fun.