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Judicial Nominating Committee Announces Nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces the three nominees for the position of Court of Criminal Appeals, District 1.  After concluding the review process and conducting in person interviews,  the JNC submitted to the Governor the following nominees for this position: William J. Musseman, Jr., Broken Arrow Joy L. Thorp, Broken Arrow Russell C. Vaclaw,…

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Tulsa Attorney Takes Oath as OBA President

Tulsa attorney James R. “Jim” Hicks was sworn in as the Oklahoma Bar Association president during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 14. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors that meets monthly and governs the 18,000-member association. Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered the oath from his office at the Oklahoma Judicial…

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OBA Law Day Student Contest Deadline Extended

The Oklahoma Bar Association has extended the deadline for students participating in the 2022 Law Day annual art and writing contests. The new deadline for entries is Feb. 4. The theme for this year’s contest, open to all Oklahoma students, is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” The contest, now…

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OBA Reimburses Client Losses

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Clients’ Security Fund will pay $176,509.38 to 19 people who lost money or other property from the death or dishonest conduct of their attorney. The association is reimbursing money to the clients of eight deceased, suspended or former lawyers whose actions led to the losses. “Oklahoma attorneys work hard to maintain…

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Applicants for February 2022 Bar Exam

The Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct impose on each member of the bar the duty to aid in guarding against the admission of candidates unfit or unqualified because of deficiency in either moral character or education.  To aid in that duty, the following is a list of applicants for the bar examination to be given February 22-23,…

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2022 OBA Law Day Student Contest

The Oklahoma Bar Association is celebrating Law Day with its annual art and writing contests for all Oklahoma students. The theme for this year’s contest is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” The deadline for entries is Jan. 14, 2022. “This is the 46th year for this fun, educational contest,”…

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President’s Awards Announced During Annual Meeting

OBA President Mike Mordy presented several President’s Awards during the 2021 Annual Meeting. The awards were presented to OBA members and staff for special recognition of their service and accomplishments. Scott Bearskin GoodeIn recognition of your bravery in sharing your story with your peers, so to show others there is hope. Miles PringleIn appreciation of…

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Dispositions Other than by Published Opinions | November 17

Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Division I 118,961 – RST Construction LLC d/b/a Petree Construction, Plaintiff/Appellee, v. AWS Roofing Services, Inc., and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, Defendants/Appellants, and AWS Roofing Midwest, Drytech Roofing and Restoration, LLC, Successor in Interest to AWS Midwest and/or Its Alter Ego, Defendant.  Appeal from the District Court of Tulsa…

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OBA Announces Its 2022 Officers and New Board Members

The Oklahoma Bar Association announced its 2022 officers and new Board of Governors members on Friday, Nov. 12, during the OBA’s 117th annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Tulsa attorney James “Jim” R. Hicks will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2022 president, following a year as president-elect. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of…

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New Lawyers Take Oath in Admissions Ceremony

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Chairperson Tommy R. Dyer Jr., announces that 244 applicants who took the Oklahoma Bar Examination on July 27-28 were admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Sept. 28, 2021. Due to the social distancing requirements caused by the COVID-19 state of emergency, Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered…

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