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OBA Announces 2023 Law Day Student Contest

December 7, 2022

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 “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration,” and the deadline for entries is Jan. 13, 2023.  “This is the 47th year for this fun, educational contest,” said Norman attorney…

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OBA Announces Its 2023 Officers and New Board Members

November 8, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association announced its 2023 officers and new Board of Governors members on Friday, Nov. 4, during the OBA’s 118th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.  Ponca City attorney Brian T. Hermanson will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2023 president, following a year as president-elect. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of…

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CourtFacts.org Provides Voters With Information About Judges On Nov. 8 Ballot

October 13, 2022

Oklahomans may face uncertainty about the judicial retention ballot they will encounter when they enter the voting booth Nov. 8. Voters wanting to know more about the nine judges on the statewide judicial retention ballot can find background information for all the judges on one website, www.CourtFacts.org. Created by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the website…

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Oklahoma Bar Association Seeks Nominations

June 20, 2022

The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual awards presentations. Awards are open to individuals and organizations who have positively impacted the community, and those submitting nominations do not need to be lawyers. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1 and will be presented to recipients at…

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Applicants for July 2022 Bar Exam

May 31, 2022

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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Swearing-In Ceremony – Spring 2022

May 13, 2022

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered the oath of attorney to more than 50 new admittees during a ceremony at the Oklahoma Judicial Center on April 26, 2022. Congratulations to the state’s newest lawyers! A gallery of the event is below! View the recorded ceremony on the OBA’s Facebook page.

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We Are All in This Together

May 10, 2022

By Dawn Shelton Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Dustin Rowe opened his talk at the Seminole County Law Day Forum last week by asking everyone where they were 23 years ago. Most attendees soon conjured memories of May 3, 1999. It’s one of those Oklahoma tornado moments – we remember where we were.  During Justice Rowe’s…

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Messages from OBA President James R. Hicks Regarding SJR 43

May 10, 2022

May 10: Update on SJR 43 As of the writing of this update, Senate conferees have been named, including OBA members Senators Mary Boren, Julie Daniels, Kay Floyd and Brent Howard. As of now, no House conferees have been named. If House conferees are named, the process is for the conferees to agree on common…

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OBA Seeks Award Nominations

May 6, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards presentations.  Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. Awards will be presented to recipients at the OBA Annual Meeting this November at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. Awards are open to lawyers and non-lawyers who have positively impacted the community.  Attorney…

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New Attorneys Take Oath

May 3, 2022

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Chairperson, Robert E. Black, announces that 54 applicants who took the Oklahoma Bar Examination on February 22-23, 2022, were admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, or by proxy at a later date.  Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice…

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