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Applicants for Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Announced

March 3, 2021 –The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announced today the following individuals have applied for the position of Judge for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, District 3 Office 1,a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable P. Thomas Thornbrugh on April 1, 2021: Elliot P. Anderson, Jenks Tammy D. Barrett, Tulsa Gregory…

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NOTICE OF HEARING

ASHLEY K. ADRIANSE, SCBD # 7007 TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION Notice is hereby given pursuant to Rule 11.3(b), Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings, 5 O.S., ch. 1, app. 1-A, that a hearing will be held to determine if Ashley K. Adrianse should be reinstated to active membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association. Any…

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JNC: Rescheduled Interviews for Assoc. District Judge, Osage County

OKLAHOMA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONFebruary 8, 2021 – Due to the potential for dangerous travel conditions, the interviews for the position of Associate District Judge for Osage County, previously scheduled for February 9, are being rescheduled for March 4, 2021. As previously announced, the following individuals have applied for this position: Linda M. Branstetter, Nowata Julie…

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YLD Meets Online for First 2021 Meeting

The OBA Young Lawyers Division held its first meeting of 2021, led by April Moaning, chair. One of the first action items for the YLD will be preparing “Survival Kits” for those taking the bar exam in February. In addition to lots of snacks, the YLD is adding masks and hand-sanitizer to the kits. Thanks…

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President Mike Mordy’s Inaugural Remarks

Congratulations Mike Mordy, the 2021 president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He and other officers and board members were sworn in this morning virtually by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby. View Pres. Mordy’s inaugural remarks.

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Celebrating 30 Years: Judge David B. Lewis

Thirty years ago on January 14, David B. Lewis was first appointed to serve as an Oklahoma judge. Later, Governor Frank Keating appointed him to a judicial vacancy, and then in 2005, Governor Brad Henry appointed him to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. It marks a milestone, not only to recognize the service on…

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VIRTUAL SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FRIDAY

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ardmore attorney Michael C. “Mike” Mordy will be sworn in Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, as Oklahoma Bar Association president in a ceremony that will be historic because it will be the first time for OBA oaths of office to be administered virtually. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors, which…

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Member Resignations | 2021

The following members have resigned as members of the association and notice is hereby given of such resignation: Raymond Aubrey Williams III, OBA No. 20391, 3720 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624William Ladd Hickman, OBA No. 4173. 3529 S. Braden, Tulsa, OK 74135Roy Curtis Breedlove, OBA No. 1097, 4512 S. Birmingham Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105Jack…

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Legal Internship Committee Amendments to the Regulations

By H. Terrell Monks, Chair On December 15, 2020, via electronic vote, the Legal Internship Committee unanimously approved the following amendments to the Legal Internship Regulations. Regulation 2(C)4(a) was revised to allow in-court credit for negotiations/discussions conducted outside the courtroom. 4. Participation by the Licensed Legal Intern or observation of the Licensed Legal Intern’s supervising   attorney or…

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State Bar Annual Meeting Participation Soars

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s 116th Annual Meeting will be historic. The meeting set for Nov. 9-13, 2020, will be virtual for the first time ever and is shattering the record for participation with more than 1,400 members registered.  President Susan B. Shields of Oklahoma City chose a theme of “Bouncing Back” to emphasize attorney wellness….

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