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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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LEXOLOGY is here, a new tool for OBA members

If you’ve received an email with the subject line, “OBA Newsstand – powered by Lexology,” it marks the arrival of a new OBA member service that rounds up legal news and information for you. The service can be customized to your practice area and interests, and while it is yet another email being delivered to…

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Welcome New Lawyers

From Young Lawyers Division Chair April Moaning While I did not take the bar exam during a global pandemic, or repeat my oath of attorney wearing a face mask, I do remember that time in my life. On the night before the bar exam, I remember waking up all throughout the night with anxiety-ridden thoughts….

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Celebrate Diversity With an Award Nomination

The Diversity Committee is now accepting nominations for the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Awards to be presented in November. The three award categories are members of the judiciary, licensed attorneys and organizations that have championed the cause of diversity. All nominations must be received by Monday, August 2. For additional information, please contact Diversity…

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JNC Announces Dates for Interviews for Court of Civil Appeals and Supreme Court

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will conduct interviews for the position of Judge for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, District 3, Office 1. The following individuals have applied for this position: Elliot P. Anderson, JenksTammy D. Barrett, TulsaGregory C. Blackwell, NormanMark R. Campbell, DurantBrant M. Elmore, NormanJennifer L. Struble,…

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OBA Members Share Expertise Through CLE

Every year, Oklahoma lawyers fit in to their busy practices time to fulfill their Continuing Legal Education requirements. The OBA CLE staff works to provide relevant programs to meet members’ needs, and looks to members and their wide-ranging expertise to help provide those programs. Rebecca J. King currently has a course in the online CLE…

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High Court Honors Cheryl Beatty on Retirement

The Oklahoma Supreme Court honored Cheryl Beatty on April 26, recognizing her 14 years as director of the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners, and her total 37 years of service to the Oklahoma Bar Association. She retired officially earlier this year leaving the OBBE in able hands with the new director Cary Pirrong and assistant,…

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Solo & Small Firm Postponed

The bad news is the popular Solo & Small Firm Conference is canceled for the summer of 2021. The good news is the conference returns in 2022, and a Summer Series is planned for this year. The conference committee met repeatedly to work through factors related to the venue, the pandemic, contracts and the calendar….

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