Oklahoma Bar Journal

OBA Leadership Academy Participants Attend March Meeting Focusing on Public Service

The 16 participants of the OBA Leadership Academy have several bimonthly meetings scheduled throughout the year. Most recently, the group met March 7-8 for their meeting at the bar center. The theme of the meeting was “Public Service.”

After the conclusion of the meeting on March 7, the group attended a volunteer event held at Palomar in Oklahoma City, where they received a tour and heard about the organization’s legal network. Their next event will be held on Law Day, Wednesday, May 1, when all participants will be volunteering for Ask A Lawyer.

Participants heard from several speakers on March 7-8 at the bar center during their second meeting. Topics included etiquette, running for office and serving on nonprofit boards. Pictured, Amy Curran with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits discusses special considerations for attorneys serving on a nonprofit board.

Katie Dilks, executive director of the Access to Justice Foundation, discusses the status of access to justice in Oklahoma. Participants also had the opportunity to hear from Anden Bull from Palomar, Rachel Benbrook with the OSU Foundation and Judge Brett Butner, associate district judge of Seminole County.  

During their March meeting, attendees learned about etiquette in the legal profession, led by OBA Director of Educational Programs Gigi McCormick.

Participants volunteered at Palomar the evening of March 7 following their meeting, helping the organization write positive affirmations on the wristbands used for their clients.



Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar JournalOBJ 95 No. 4 (April 2024)

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