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Donate to Suited for Success

Give items in your closet a new purpose by donating to the Women In Law Committee’s service project, Suited for Success. The clothing drive runs for two weeks beginning Saturday, September 26 through October 10. Donations will be used in the organization’s resale store, and to help women entering the workplace. From Suited For Success‘…

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Four Candidates Seek “At Large” Position on OBA Board of Governors

Four candidates are vying to represent OBA members on the Board of Governors in an At Large position. Members of the OBA House of Delegates will cast their vote with a mail-in ballot. Other vacancies on the governing board of the organization serving Okahoma’s lawyers are uncontested. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued an Order…

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Free & Virtual: OBA ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCED

Oklahoma Bar Association President Susan B. Shields today announced the organization’s annual meeting will be virtual with a theme of BOUNCING BACK. “Nothing about this year has gone as planned. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we are officially announcing our annual meeting will be a virtual gathering,” said Shields. “Please join us November 9 –…

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Bar Results Announced for July 2020 Exam

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners released results of the July 2020 bar exam on Thursday, September 3, 2020. A total of 268 persons took the exam and 215 passed providing a pass rate of 80 percent. Successful applicants who have met character and fitness approval and have passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam are…

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Member Spotlight: Lt. Col. Gabe Bass Returns from Afghanistan

Back in March when the global pandemic caused the closure of courthouses, law offices and brought on the era of Zoom meetings and working from home, OBA member Gabe Bass was on the other side of the world. Lt. Col. Bass was in Afghanistan as the Officer in Charge of the US Marine Forces Central…

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Governor Stitt Appoints Judge Pemberton to Court of Civil Appeals

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 24, 2020)- Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Judge Trevor S. Pemberton to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. This is the governor’s second appointment to the Court.     “Judge Trevor Pemberton is a dedicated Oklahoman and proven legal mind who will serve our State and people well,” said Gov. Stitt. “I look…

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Let’s Talk Housing Program Addresses COVID-19 Related Evictions

The Oklahoma Bar Association calls on Oklahoma lawyers to help keep families from becoming homeless by serving as mediators in eviction claims. The request for volunteers to help both tenants and landlords comes as the eviction crisis is inundating the court system and even as the federal government released a new moratorium to bar evictions…

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McGirt CLE Courses Offered

Oklahoma City, August 10, 2020 – The Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Department has made available two online courses addressing the recent McGirt decision. The courses, available online, are the first in a planned multi-part series on the issue following this summer’s US Supreme Court decision in the landmark case. OBA CLE Director Janet…

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In Person CLE Training Cancelled for 2020

The OBA has been closely monitoring the public health information and the reports on COVID-19 cases. We’ve received a lot of feedback from members regarding comfortability and have listened to those concerns. Therefore, the OBA has made the decision that all in-person programing at the Oklahoma Bar Center for the remainder of 2020 will be…

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OBA Award Nominations: Deadline Extended to July 7

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