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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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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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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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In Person CLE Training Cancelled for 2020

The OBA has been closely monitoring the public health information and the reports on COVID-19 cases. We’ve received a lot of feedback from members regarding comfortability and have listened to those concerns. Therefore, the OBA has made the decision that all in-person programing at the Oklahoma Bar Center for the remainder of 2020 will be…

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OBA Award Nominations: Deadline Extended to July 7

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2020 Legislative Session Recap & Legislative Debrief July 21

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Bar Center to Open May 18 to Visitors

The Oklahoma Bar Center, which houses the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA), Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners and the Council on Judicial Complaints, will open its doors to the public on Monday, May 18.  OBA Executive Director John Morris Williams said, “As we move into Phase II, I realize we need to begin…

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