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Gubernatorial Appointments

April 14, 2021 – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt recently named several OBA members to various positions. Courtney Warmington, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education April 13, 2021 – Governor Kevin Stitt appointed Courtney Warmington to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. “Courtney is a driven Oklahoman who is dedicated to succeeding in everything she…

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February 2021 Bar Results

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners announces results from the February 2021 Bar Exam. A total of 98 took the exam; 73 passed; pass rate 74%. Successful applicants who have met character and fitness approval and have passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam are not eligible to practice law UNTIL the Oklahoma Supreme Court enters…

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To my father, the Judge, on his retirement

Reprinted with permission of the author and the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s The Briefcase. by Jeremiah Buettner, shareholder, McAfee & Taft On December 31, 2020, an era quietly (very quietly) ended with the retirement of Oklahoma Court of Oklahoma Civil Appeals Judge Kenneth Buettner. Judge Buettner served the State, the Bar and – without getting…

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Decisions from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Decisions from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals were released today by the office of Clerk John D. Hadden. Travis John Hogner v. The State of Oklahoma2021 OK CR4OPINION LUMPKJN, JUDGE: ¶1 Appellant Travis John Hogner was charged and tried by jury for Feloniously Pointing a Firearm (21 O.S.Supp.2012, § 1289.16) or in the alternative…

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Nominations Announced for Associate District Judge, Osage County

March 5, 2021 – The Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) today announced the three nominees for the position of Associate District Judge for Osage County, Tenth Judicial District. After concluding the review process and conducting in person interviews, the JNC submitted the following nominees for this position to the Governor: Julie R. Bushyhead, Sperry Burl…

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OBA Crowns 2021 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Champions

March 3, 2021 – McAlester High School Team Black edged out the Owasso High School’s Team Lewis to claim the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship, sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and Oklahoma Bar Association.  It’s a first-time state win for the team from McAlester. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the competition online and…

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Applicants for Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Announced

March 3, 2021 –The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announced today the following individuals have applied for the position of Judge for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, District 3 Office 1, a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable P. Thomas Thornbrugh on April 1, 2021: Elliot P. Anderson, Jenks Tammy D. Barrett, Tulsa…

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Applicants for OK Supreme Court Justices Announced

March 3, 2021 –The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) today announced the following individuals have applied for the position of Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Judicial District 6, which is comprised of Congressional District 1 as constituted on January 8, 2019, a vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Tom Colbert on February…

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What the New Vaccine Phase Means for Members

The second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in Oklahoma is well underway. What does this mean for OBA members? As a reminder, legal professionals and their staff are considered essential workers under Gov. Stitt’s Executive Order from March 2020. One of the new second phase qualifiers includes adults age 65 and older, and adults of any…

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NOTICE OF HEARING

ASHLEY K. ADRIANSE, SCBD # 7007 TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION Notice is hereby given pursuant to Rule 11.3(b), Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings, 5 O.S., ch. 1, app. 1-A, that a hearing will be held to determine if Ashley K. Adrianse should be reinstated to active membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association. Any…

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