My dad took me to my first Annual Meeting in 1993. I was a brand-new lawyer. I watched him have serious conversations with some colleagues and then engage in a group discussion recounting stories from recent trials or law school survival stories. Dad explained why it was important to attend the Annual Meeting each year. In addition to the CLE and OBA business, the networking and social connections made during the OBA Annual Meeting are invaluable resources to both newly admitted attorneys and long-time Annual Meeting attendees.
- President Kimberly Hays
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EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
Join President Kimberly Hays on Wednesday evening to catch up with friends from around the state at the President’s Reception. The reception is free with Annual Meeting registration and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two beverage tickets per registrant. Then be sure to stick around to hit the hospitality suites and unwind with friends and colleagues.
Keynote speaker Mark Lanterman, founder of Computer Forensic Services with over 25 years of experience in digital forensics, will present “Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net” during the Annual Luncheon. He will cover the latest developments in the digital underground as well as realistic tips for cyber protection. OBA award winners will also be honored at this event. Tickets are available with or without meeting registration; sponsored by the OBA Family Law Section.
Kim & Alan's House Party
Crimp that hair and pop those collars, then step back a few decades at Kim & Alan’s House Party. This ‘80s-themed event will include food, drinks and dancing to your favorite throwback songs from the decade that brought you MTV and parachute pants. Rad attire isn’t required, but don’t be afraid to let your neon side shine! Co-hosted by the OBA and OBF; sponsored by OBA sections. Admission is free to all, no Annual Meeting registration required.
Kick off the last day of the Annual Meeting with a generous breakfast accompanied by a presentation by longtime editor of the Journal Record Ted Streuli. Mr. Streuli will present “Fake News” and discuss how words change meaning without changing truthfulness – or Elvis found living under Los Angeles overpass! The breakfast will be a ticketed event, free for delegates or only $30 for nondelegates, so keep an eye out and be sure to get your tickets early!
General Assembly & House of Delegates
The most important association business of the year takes place Friday morning – OBA award presentations, updates from judicial and OBA leaders, elections and consideration of resolutions. For resolutions to be published in the official General Assembly and House of Delegates publication, proposed resolutions in bill format must be submitted to Executive Director John Morris Williams by Oct. 1; deadline to be published in the Oct. 27 Oklahoma Bar Journal, resolutions in bill format must be received by Oct. 15. See more information on the Bar Business page.
Getting Out of the Weeds | 3-Hour CLE
On Wednesday afternoon, join a host of experts for “Getting Out of the Weeds: What You Need to Know About the New World of Marijuana Regulation.” The program will run from 2-5 p.m. and includes 1 hour of ethics credit. Annual Meeting registrants receive an additional discount on CLE registration.
Digital Evidence and Cybersecurity | 3-Hour CLE
Start Thursday morning with luncheon keynote speaker Mark Lanterman, who will present “The Internet of Things and Leveraging Digital Evidence.” The legal community is faced with the task of processing the vast amounts of data being created, collected and stored by laptops, smartphones and even appliances. Mr. Lanterman will discuss the importance of digital evidence and electronically stored information and how to best utilize it in court. Calvin Weeks with Eide Bailly, Debbie Anglin with Anglin PR and Tom Vincent with GableGotwals will provide the last hour with a panel presentation “Cybersecurity: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It.”