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2019 Law Day Contest winners announced

March 15, 2019

The OBA Law Day Committee would like to thank Oklahoma educators, students and their families for participating in the 2019 Law Day Contest. This year, nearly 1,100 students from across the state entered the contest. First- through 12th-grade students demonstrated their knowledge of the history and concepts of the theme…

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The Tao of the Courthouse Shoeshine

March 12, 2019

By R. Steven Haught As a trial lawyer for 40 years, I have prepared countless witnesses to testify at trials or depositions. Each witness is unique, requiring preparation specific to the personality and skill set of the witness as well as the type of case involved. With some witnesses, the…

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New Bar Journal Available: Criminal Law

March 4, 2019

Read articles relating to the practice of criminal law, plus Solo & Small Firm Conference information, PRC Annual Report, Day at the Capitol agenda and more. Check your mailbox or read online.

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Two Owasso Mock Trial Teams to Face Off at State Championship

February 25, 2019

Two Owasso High School mock trial teams, Team Quadstone and Team Heisenberg, will compete to determine the winner of the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition on Tuesday, March 5. The final round will begin at 5 p.m. in the Page Belcher Federal Building, 333 W. 4th Street, in Tulsa. The…

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Message From the President: Major Legislative Changes in Store for 2019

February 15, 2019

The Oklahoma Legislature convened on Feb. 4. This legislative session should be interesting. We have a new governor and lieutenant governor, 46 new members of the 101-member House of Representatives and 11 new members of the 48-member Senate.

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The Greatest Speech in U.S. History: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

February 13, 2019

By Clark Musser with Travis Pickens On Nov. 19, 1863, two and a half years into the Civil War and just outside the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a national cemetery was dedicated. The customary centerpiece of such ceremonies was an oration, usually lasting two or more hours. The organizers were…

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Digging Pro Bono

February 10, 2019

By Jimmy K. Goodman Some people ask why I “dig” public service work. Professionally, we use pro bono as short for pro bono publico, which loosely translates to “for the public good.” So pro bono is then service “for good.” This story is about digging for good. It is shared…

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New Bar Journal Available: Estate Planning

February 8, 2019

February bar journal available – articles relating to estate planning, plus new member benefits, eliminating the terror of lost client files and more. Check your mailbox or read online.

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Message from the President – The Year Ahead

January 15, 2019

I learned from my father, who was a lawyer, civic leader and public servant, that making a living as a lawyer and making a difference in the world are complementary and completely doable. It is a high honor to serve as your president in 2019. As president, I come to…

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New Leaders Take Helm of Oklahoma’s Two Highest Courts

January 11, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Noma D. Gurich and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge David B. Lewis Noma D. Gurich is the new Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court since her appointment by Gov. Henry in January 2011 and just completed a two-year…

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