Bar Business

The most important association business of the year takes place Friday morning – OBA award presentations, updates from judicial and OBA leaders, recognition of new bar leadership and consideration of Title Examination Standards and resolutions.

If your county has not sent delegate and alternate selections, please help us by sending the names of your delegates and alternates now. In order to have your delegates/alternates certified, mail delegate certifications to OBA Executive Director John Morris Williams, P. O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036, or fax to 405-416-7001.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Leaders of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals will share the state of the judiciary, OBA President Chuck Chesnut will review this year's accomplishments and OBA award recipients will be recognized.

Begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Open to all bar members.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

Taking place immediately following the General Assembly will be the selection of bar leadership officers and Board of Governors members for 2020. The items for consideration below will be presented and there will be additional discussion of important issues for next year.

Begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

NOTICE OF MEETINGS

Committees listed below will meet at the times specified for each on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Room 6 (street level) of the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in conjunction with the 115th Annual Meeting.

Credentials Committee | 9-9:30 a.m.

The Committee members are: Chairperson Luke Gaither, Henryetta; Kimberly K. Moore, Tulsa; Emma Payne, Tulsa; and Jeffery D. Trevillion, Oklahoma City.

Rules & Bylaws Committee | 10-10:30 a.m. 

The Committee members are: Chairperson Judge Richard A. Woolery, Sapulpa; Roy D. Tucker, Muskogee; Billy Coyle IV, Oklahoma City; Nathan Richter, Mustang; and Ron Gore, Tulsa.

Resolutions Committee | 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

The Committee members are: Chairperson Molly A. Aspan, Tulsa; Kendall A. Sykes, Oklahoma City; Peggy Stockwell, Norman; Clayton Baker, Jay; M. Courtney Briggs, Oklahoma City; and Mark E. Fields, McAlester.

Items for Consideration

The items below will be presented at the House of Delegates.

Resolutions

The following resolution will be submitted to the House of Delegates at the 115th Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. To read the full resolution, click the + next to the title.

Requirements:

Proposed resolutions are one of many bar business items discussed during the OBA Annual Meeting. Pursuant to OBA Bylaws, proposed resolutions must meet publication guidelines before Annual Meeting. 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. 26 Oklahoma Bar Journal, resolutions in bill format must be received by Oct. 18.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS VACANCIES

Nominating Petitions have been filed nominating the following candidates. Click the + to see each candidate's information. Nominating Petition: deadline was 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Pursuant to Rule 3 Section 3 of the Oklahoma Bar Association Bylaws, the following nominees have been deemed elected due to no other person filing for the position.

Officers

President-Elect

Vice President

District & At-Large Representatives

Supreme Court Judicial District No. 2

Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Sequoyah counties

Supreme Court Judicial District No. 8

Coal, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Okfuskee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole counties

Supreme Court Judicial District No. 9

Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman counties

Member at Large

Statewide

Summary of Nominations Rules

Not less than 60 days prior to the annual meeting, 25 or more voting members of the OBA within the Supreme Court Judicial District from which the member of the Board of Governors is to be elected that year, shall file with the executive director, a signed petition (which may be in parts) nominating a candidate for the office of member of the Board of Governors for and from such judicial district, or one or more county bar associations within the judicial district may file a nominating resolution nominating such a candidate.

Not less than 60 days prior to the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the OBA from any or all judicial districts shall file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate to the office of member at‑large on the Board of Governors, or three or more county bars may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for this office.

Not less than 60 days before the opening of the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the association may file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate for the office of president‑elect or vice president, or three or more county bar associations may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for the office.

If no one has filed for one of the vacancies, nominations to any of the above offices shall be received from the House of Delegates on a petition signed by not less than 30 delegates certified to and in attendance at the session at which the election is held.

See Article II and Article III of the bylaws for complete information regarding offices, positions, nominations, and election procedure.

Elections for contested positions will be held at the House of Delegates meeting Nov. 9, during the Nov. 7-9 OBA Annual Meeting.

Terms of the present OBA officers and governors will terminate Dec. 31, 2019.

Nomination and resolution forms can be found at www.okbar.org/governance/bog/vacancies.

Location: All events of the 115th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Bar Association will be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel (10 N Broadway Ave) or Cox Convention Center (1 Myriad Gardens) unless otherwise specified.

Parking: Parking will be available in several lots and garages at or near Annual Meeting activities. See the Google map.