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Attorneys Provide Free Legal Services To First Responders

July 25, 2023
The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes program serves those who serve their communities by offering no-cost legal assistance in the areas of wills and estate planning to first responders and emergency personnel. Oklahoma lawyers will be providing this service at Shangri-La Resort in Afton on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Read more...

2023 Judicial Nominating Commission Election Results Announced

June 20, 2023
Oklahoma lawyers have elected two attorneys to serve as new members of the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission. Mary Quinn Cooper of Tulsa and Weldon W. Stout Jr. of Muskogee will each serve six-year terms on the 15-member commission, with terms expiring in 2029. Ms. Cooper was elected to serve as the District 1 commissioner, which… Read more...

Applicants for July 2023 Bar Exam

June 6, 2023
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 July… Read more...

OBA Seeks Award Nominations

May 17, 2023
The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards presentations.  Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 30. Awards will be presented to recipients at the OBA Annual Meeting Nov. 1-3 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. Awards are open to lawyers, non-lawyers and legal organizations that have positively… Read more...

Legal Internship Committee Regulation 3(b) Amendment

May 15, 2023
By Trent Baggett, Chair During the April 10, 2023, Legal Internship Committee meeting the committee amended Regulation 3(b). The change will more evenly space the Licensed Legal Intern Exam dates to reduce wait times for those who need to retake the exam or apply late. All present voted in favor of the proposed amendments with none opposed.… Read more...

Owasso High School Crowned Mock Trial State Champion  

March 10, 2023
Owasso High School’s Team Elle edged out Jenks High School’s Team Justice for All to claim the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship. Owasso High School has won the state championship five of the last six years.    The Mock Trial program, now in its 43rd year, involves teams of students portraying attorneys and defendants in… Read more...

Ada, Jenks, Moore, Oklahoma City and Owasso Mock Trial Teams Head to Semifinals 

February 28, 2023
Eight teams from Ada, Jenks, Moore, Oklahoma City and Owasso will participate in the 2023 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition. The rounds are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Tulsa at the Page Belcher Federal Building and Wednesday, March 1, in Oklahoma City at the U.S. Western District Federal Courthouse.   The winning teams from… Read more...

Bar Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in 2023

February 24, 2023
The Oklahoma Bar Association congratulates these members who reach significant milestone anniversaries in 2023. 70 YearsGARFIELD COUNTYRobert C. Lovell, EnidOKLAHOMA COUNTYW. Samuel Dykeman, Oklahoma CityJack L. Freeman, EdmondTULSA COUNTYCarl D. Hall, Jr., TulsaBurford D. Monnet, TulsaOUT OF STATEMorris G. Gray, Colorado Springs, COJohn Floyd Yarbrough, Rochester, NY 60 YearsALFALFA COUNTYRonald R. Hadwiger, CherokeeCARTER COUNTYWilliam F.… Read more...

Ponca City Lawyer Takes Oath as OBA President

January 20, 2023
The new Oklahoma Bar Association officers and board members convened at the Oklahoma Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom at the state Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, to be sworn into office. Administering their oaths of office was Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice M. John Kane.   Brian T. Hermanson of Ponca City will serve as 2023 president… Read more...

Applicants for February 2023 Bar Exam

January 9, 2023
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… Read more...