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Oklahoma Bar Journal

OBA Departments and Services

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Executive Assistant Alisha Davidson

Executive Director John Morris Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING DEPARTMENT

Director Lori Rasmussen, Kiel Kondrick, Lauren Rimmer and Dawn Shelton

The department has responsibility for member communications and public relations, including:

  • Publishing the Oklahoma Bar Journal, including working with the Board of Editors, editing and proofreading articles, managing advertisements, graphic design support, as well as copywriting and editing information for news stories and the FYI and Bench & Bar Briefs sections
  • Publishing the electronic Courts & More and eNews newsletters
  • Managing and monitoring social media
  • Issuing news releases and expediting information requests from the news media
  • Updating and maintaining website information for www.okbar.org and other OBA websites
  • Publicizing the Annual Meeting including designing the Annual Meeting logo and website and creating content for special programs like in memoriam and awards announcements
  • Working with sections to publish short articles related to sections’ focus
  • Working with the Law Day Committee to conduct statewide student contests, support county Law Day chairpersons, coordinate and promote the statewide Ask A Lawyer day of free legal advice, produce the Ask A Lawyer TV program and implement public marketing strategies
  • Assisting the Member Engagement Committee in its projects, including publication and promotion of 15 legal-topic brochures
  • Assisting additional entities, including Awards and Diversity committees and the Young Lawyers Division
  • Sharing information with members regarding COVID-19 including court closures and executive orders
  • Publicizing programs for the OBA CLE Department and communicating information for MCLE
  • Communicating with OBA members about members services, programs and events
  • Surveying OBA members to gauge their communication needs

 

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Renee Montgomery, Gary Berger, Director Janet Johnson and Mark Schneidewent

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  • Producing MYOBACLE digital catalog of programs

 

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Support Staff Whitney Mosby, Melody Florence, Jen Brumage and Ben Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Matt Gayle, Director Robbin Watson and Cheryl Corey

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Management Assistance Program helps members with the business side of practice. Department duties include:

  • (Back row) Director Jim Calloway; (front row) Julie Bays and Nickie Day

    Providing free, over-the-phone information about management and technology issues and free, 45-minute consultations at the bar center or via videoconference for those setting up a new practice or who desire a more detailed discussion

  • Providing onsite law office “Health Checks.” Check with MAP for fees
  • Maintaining the Lending Library, making law practice management and technology books available for OBA members to borrow
  • Providing practice management and technology posts for OBA’s Courts & More
  • Writing Law Practice Tips Blog at www. lawpracticetipsblog.com and “Law Practice Tips” Oklahoma Bar Journal column
  • Presenting at OBA/CLE and to local bars or other organized lawyer groups
  • Producing the “Opening Your Law Practice” program, a free one-day program to assist attorneys setting up new, solo practices
  • Managing the OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Serving as a resource for OBA members on delivery of limited scope legal services. Liaise with the OBA Access to Justice, Member Services and Bar Association Technology committees on various projects

 

MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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  • ­ Reviews more than 14,000 seminars for accreditation
  • ­ Maintains a record of the Oklahoma approved seminars attended by members
  • ­ Processes annual reports of compliance
  • ­ Responds to requests for clarification of the Rules of the Oklahoma Supreme Court for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

Oklahoma Bar Journal – OBJ 93 Vol 1 (January 2022)