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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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High School Mock Trial Winners Announced

It was the third year in a row Owasso High School was guaranteed the win as the RDEX team competed against the Rutherford Team in the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship in Norman. Team Rutherford emerged as the winner. The mock trial program, now in its 40th year, involves teams of students portraying attorneys…

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Two Owasso Mock Trial Teams to Compete for State Mock Trial Championship

Two Owasso High School mock trial teams, Team RDEX and Team Rutherford, will compete to determine the winner of the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition on Tuesday, March 3. The final round will begin at 5 p.m. in the Bell Courtroom at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman. The public is…

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High School Mock Trial Semifinal Winners Announced

Mock trial teams from Ada, Broken Arrow, Clinton and Stillwater high schools with two teams from McAlester and Owasso are advancing to the semifinal rounds of the 2020 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition. Rounds are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Tulsa at the Page Belcher Federal Building and Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Oklahoma…

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