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NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY

The Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applicants to fill the following judicial office of Associate District Judge, Sixteenth Judicial District, Latimer County, Oklahoma.  This vacancy is due to the retirement of the Honorable William Welch on August 1, 2021. To be appointed an Associate District Judge, an individual must be a registered voter of the applicable…

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District 5 & 6 Commissioners Announced for JNC

Two new attorney members of the Oklahoma Nominating Commission were elected Monday, June 21, 2021, from Oklahoma’s District Five and District Six. Ballots were counted at the Oklahoma Bar Association following the closing of the election on Friday, June 18, 2021. Joel C. Hall was elected for District Five and David K. Petty was elected…

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Summer CLE Series Underway

The OBA kicks off the Summer CLE Series with six programs, presented online. The series, from June 22 – July 27, 2021, features a variety of topics presented by OBA members. Purchase the bundle to save money, or sign up individually. The purchase of just one course will earn an invitation to an in-person social…

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In Memoriam

Summer 2021 Jon M. Carter of Cleveland died March 23. He was born Dec. 9, 1954. Mr. Carter received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998. He served as a public defender for the Pawnee Nation Court, providing services to tribal members and acting as guardian ad litem for many…

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JNC Conducts Interviews for Oklahoma County District Judge

On Friday, July 9, 2021, the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will conduct interviews for the position of District Judge in Oklahoma County, Seventh Judicial District, Office 2, a vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Thomas E. Prince to the Court of Civil Appeals. The following individuals have applied and will be interviewed: Kaitlyn…

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Applicants for July 2021 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…

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Pro Bono Summer Challenge

May 27, 2021 – OBA’s Access to Justice Committee is excited to share a new competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and Access to Justice Foundation – the 2021 Summer Pro Bono Challenge! UPDATE! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18. To participate, complete the signup form at bit.ly/probonosummer no later than June 18. Competition is heating up!…

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Nominees Announced for Court of Civil Appeals Judge

May 26, 2021 – The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) today announced the three nominees for the position of Judge for the Court of Civil Appeals, District 3, Office 1, a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable P. Thomas Thornbrugh. After concluding the review process and conducting interviews today, the JNC submitted the following…

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Congratulations to new 2021 OBA Members

The Oklahoma Bar Association welcomed 67 new members April 20 during an outdoor Swearing-In Ceremony at the Oklahoma Judicial Center. Successful applicants took the Oath of Attorney and signed the Roll of Attorneys. Below is a gallery of the day. Welcome new OBA Members!

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JNC Announces Applicants for District Judge in Oklahoma County, Seventh Judicial District, Office 6

May 19, 2021 – The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announced today the following individuals have applied for the position of District Judge in Oklahoma County, Seventh Judicial District, Office 6. Kaitlyn G. Allen, Edmond John E. Barbush, Edmond Lewis A. Berkowitz, Edmond Bonnie J. Blumert, Oklahoma City Sara Murphy Bondurant, Edmond Charles “Brent” Dishman, Edmond…

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