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Oklahoma Supreme Court Elects New Chief, Vice Chief Justices

November 15, 2018

The Oklahoma Supreme Court today elected new leadership for the next two years, Chief Justice Douglas L. Combs announced Tuesday. The Oklahoma Constitution requires the Court every two years to select from its members a Chief Justice and a Vice Chief Justice. Noma D. Gurich was elected to the office…

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OBA Annual Meeting Concludes, Bar Business Results Announced

November 12, 2018

The Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting concluded at noon, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after the OBA House of Delegates meeting held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa. Prior to the meeting and pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the OBA Bylaws, six members were deemed elected to the…

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New Bar Journal Available – Torts

November 8, 2018

Bar journal now available. Practice articles related to torts, plus Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes update, Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award recipients and more.

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Bar Offers Free Legal Advice to Veterans, Service Members

November 6, 2018

The Oklahoma Bar Association is offering free legal advice to eligible service members and veterans. The program called Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes began seven years ago and has helped more than 200 heroes this year alone. OBA President Kimberly Hays said, “The bar association has 657 volunteer attorneys from…

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New Bar Journal Available – Sports Law

October 31, 2018

New bar journal available. Articles on the practice of sports law, plus Women in Law Conference and Awards, Diversity Awards and more.

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Courtfacts.org Provides Voters Info About Judges on Nov. 6 Ballot

October 25, 2018

Voters wanting to know more about the 12 judges on the statewide judicial retention ballot can find background information for all the judges on one website, www.courtfacts.org. Created by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the website offers biographies and photos of the judges, plus an explanation of how the merit retention…

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Lambird Spotlight Winners to be Honored at Women in Law Conference

October 17, 2018

Christine Batson Deason and Laurie W. Jones of Oklahoma City, Elise Dunitz Brennan and Amy Monsour Santee of Tulsa and Jonna Kauger Kirschner of Norman will be presented with Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Awards this week. The Oklahoma Bar Association Women in Law Committee presents the awards annually to women…

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Message from the President – Team Pride

October 11, 2018

The month of October is a busy time for sports fans. Football games with a chill in the air; basketball on the horizon (Go Thunder!) and the MLB race for the pennant is coming down to the wire. Some of you might enjoy the camaraderie of the tailgate as much as…

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Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice – Oct. 11 at the Oklahoma Bar Center

September 11, 2018

Studies suggest up to 80 percent of people don’t have adequate legal service access. Further, although about one in five Oklahomans qualifies for free civil legal assistance, more than half of those qualified are turned away due to a lack of funding. The Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice will…

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Message from President Hays – Past, Present and Future

September 11, 2018

My dad took me to my first OBA Annual Meeting in 1993. I was a brand-new lawyer. I attended CLE, a luncheon and spent time with dad as he stopped to talk with fellow lawyers. I watched him have serious conversations with some colleagues and then engage in a group…

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