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She’s Number One; Norman attorney registers first for annual meeting

The first 500 registrants who signed up for the OBA Annual Meting received a box filled with items donated by sponsors including a mask, exercise bands, pens, bag, mints, reading materials and more. Who was the first registrant? Kelly Bergin from Norman. If you haven’t joined the more than 1,400 OBA members attending the week’s…

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Courtfacts.org Provides Judicial Retention Ballot Information

News Release, October 21, 2020 – Voters wanting to know more about the eight 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 offers biographies and photos of the judges, plus an explanation of how the merit…

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Welcome New Members

On a drizzly Tuesday morning, under a sea of umbrellas that also helped with social distancing, 100 new attorneys took the oath of office and signed the roll of attorneys in a ceremony outside the Oklahoma Judicial Center. Another virtual ceremony took place later on September 22, 2020, and other new attorneys are joining the…

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Biographies of Officers and Board of Governor Candidates Without Opposition

Pursuant to Rule 3, Section 3 of the OBA Bylaws, the following nominees have been deemed elected due to no other person filing for the position. They will take office in January 2021. President-ElectJames Hicks, Tulsa James “Jim” Hicks practices in Tulsa with the firm of Barrow & Grimm PC. His focus is on the…

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Four Candidates Seek “At Large” Position on OBA Board of Governors

Four candidates are vying to represent OBA members on the Board of Governors in an At Large position. Members of the OBA House of Delegates will cast their vote with a mail-in ballot. Other vacancies on the governing board of the organization serving Okahoma’s lawyers are uncontested. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued an Order…

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Bar Results Announced for July 2020 Exam

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners released results of the July 2020 bar exam on Thursday, September 3, 2020. A total of 268 persons took the exam and 215 passed providing a pass rate of 80 percent. Successful applicants who have met character and fitness approval and have passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam are…

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Member Spotlight: Lt. Col. Gabe Bass Returns from Afghanistan

Back in March when the global pandemic caused the closure of courthouses, law offices and brought on the era of Zoom meetings and working from home, OBA member Gabe Bass was on the other side of the world. Lt. Col. Bass was in Afghanistan as the Officer in Charge of the US Marine Forces Central…

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Let’s Talk Housing Program Addresses COVID-19 Related Evictions

The Oklahoma Bar Association calls on Oklahoma lawyers to help keep families from becoming homeless by serving as mediators in eviction claims. The request for volunteers to help both tenants and landlords comes as the eviction crisis is inundating the court system and even as the federal government released a new moratorium to bar evictions…

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McGirt CLE Courses Offered

Oklahoma City, August 10, 2020 – The Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Department has made available two online courses addressing the recent McGirt decision. The courses, available online, are the first in a planned multi-part series on the issue following this summer’s US Supreme Court decision in the landmark case. OBA CLE Director Janet…

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OBA Award Nominations: Deadline Extended to July 7

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