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Message From the President: Major Legislative Changes in Store for 2019

February 15, 2019

The Oklahoma Legislature convened on Feb. 4. This legislative session should be interesting. We have a new governor and lieutenant governor, 46 new members of the 101-member House of Representatives and 11 new members of the 48-member Senate.

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The Greatest Speech in U.S. History: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

February 13, 2019

By Clark Musser with Travis Pickens On Nov. 19, 1863, two and a half years into the Civil War and just outside the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a national cemetery was dedicated. The customary centerpiece of such ceremonies was an oration, usually lasting two or more hours. The organizers were…

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Digging Pro Bono

February 10, 2019

By Jimmy K. Goodman Some people ask why I “dig” public service work. Professionally, we use pro bono as short for pro bono publico, which loosely translates to “for the public good.” So pro bono is then service “for good.” This story is about digging for good. It is shared…

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New Bar Journal Available: Estate Planning

February 8, 2019

February bar journal available – articles relating to estate planning, plus new member benefits, eliminating the terror of lost client files and more. Check your mailbox or read online.

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Oklahoma Attorneys Sworn in to State Bar Board

January 22, 2019

(Jan. 22, 2019 – OKLAHOMA CITY) – Miami attorney Charles W. “Chuck” Chesnut took an oath Friday to serve as the 2019 Oklahoma Bar Association president. He was among nine attorneys sworn in to serve on the OBA’s 17-member board during a ceremony held at the Oklahoma Judicial Center. Chesnut…

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Message from the President – The Year Ahead

January 15, 2019

I learned from my father, who was a lawyer, civic leader and public servant, that making a living as a lawyer and making a difference in the world are complementary and completely doable. It is a high honor to serve as your president in 2019. As president, I come to…

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New Leaders Take Helm of Oklahoma’s Two Highest Courts

January 11, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Noma D. Gurich and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge David B. Lewis Noma D. Gurich is the new Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court since her appointment by Gov. Henry in January 2011 and just completed a two-year…

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New Bar Journal – Meet Your Bar Association

January 9, 2019

Read about 2019 bar leadership and staff, member services and benefits, plus new court leadership, estate planning for family business succession and private takings under Art. 11, §23 – Check your mailbox or read it online.

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State Bar Association to Reimburse Client Losses

December 12, 2018

(OKLAHOMA CITY – Dec. 12, 2018) The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Clients’ Security Fund will pay more than $120,000 to seven people who lost money or other property from the dishonest conduct of their attorney.  The association is reimbursing money to the clients of four deceased or former lawyers whose actions…

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Privacy Tips Provided by Luncheon Keynote Speaker Mark Lanterman

November 19, 2018

Keynote speaker Mark Lanterman, founder of Computer Forensic Services with more than 25 years of experience in digital forensics, presented “Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net” during the Annual Luncheon. As part of his presentation, Mr. Lanterman covered the digital underground know as the “dark web” as well as realistic tips…

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