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Board of Governors Vacancies – Nominating Petition Deadline Is Sept. 6

August 16, 2019

The nomination period for the OBA Board of Governors is now open. Elections will be held for president-elect (one-year term, automatically becomes president following year) and vice president (one-year term) as well as representatives for districts two, eight, nine and a statewide at-large representative (three-year terms each). See all the…

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Free Upcoming Seminars in Oklahoma City and Tulsa for Lawyers Looking to Start Their Own Practices

August 13, 2019

“Opening Your Law Practice” is a free semi-annual seminar for new lawyers, those returning to private practice or those venturing out on their own. The program will address resources for starting a law practice, building client service and satisfaction systems, client development and marketing, client file management, professional liability insurance, professionalism,…

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New Bar Journal Available – Access to Justice

August 9, 2019

The August bar journal is available. Articles relating to access to justice include tips on providing limited scope services, work of the Access to Justice Commission and more, plus tax legislation updates. Check your mailbox or read it online.

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Judicial Nominating Commission Election Results Announced

June 24, 2019

Attorneys James D. Bland of McAlester and David L. Butler of Lawton have been elected by the Oklahoma Bar Association members to six-year terms on the state Judicial Nominating Commission. District 3 Mr. Bland will represent District 3, comprised of Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Cotton, Garvin, Haskell, Hughes, Jefferson,…

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Lawyers to Give Free Legal Advice to Oklahoma Storm Survivors

June 13, 2019

UPDATE: June 19, 2019 – Cherokee, LeFlore, Noble and Nowata counties have been added for Oklahomans to receive free legal advice. Oklahoma lawyers are ready to lend a hand to survivors of the recent storms by offering no-cost, disaster-related legal advice.  Through the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Disaster Relief program and…

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Disaster Assistance: Want to Volunteer?

June 13, 2019

The Oklahoma Bar Association, together with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) and Oklahoma Indian Legal Services (OILS), in a partnership with the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, is stepping forward to provide free legal advice to survivors of recent storms and flooding that began May 7. Counties designated…

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OBA Awards Nominations: Deadline July 1

June 12, 2019
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Diversity Awards: Nominations Due July 31

June 11, 2019
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Law Day 2019 a Success

May 31, 2019

In 1961, the first of May was set aside by a Joint Resolution of Congress as a “special day of celebration by the American people in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States of America.” It is an opportunity to educate the public…

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True Stories From Rural Oklahoma

May 24, 2019

By Holly Cinocca My husband and I practiced law in Tulsa for 17 years, when my husband decided to become a Methodist minister. His first assignment was to a couple of small churches in southeastern Oklahoma. Having practiced civil litigation in Tulsa my entire career, I knew it was not going to be easy to…

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