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Solo & Small Firm Postponed

The bad news is the popular Solo & Small Firm Conference is canceled for the summer of 2021. The good news is the conference returns in 2022, and a Summer Series is planned for this year. The conference committee met repeatedly to work through factors related to the venue, the pandemic, contracts and the calendar….

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NOTICE OF HEARING

PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF JOEL EDWARD SCOTT, III, SCBD # 6962 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 Joel Edward Scott, III should be reinstated to active membership…

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February 2021 Bar Results

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners announces results from the February 2021 Bar Exam. A total of 98 took the exam; 73 passed; pass rate 74%. Successful applicants who have met character and fitness approval and have passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam are not eligible to practice law UNTIL the Oklahoma Supreme Court enters…

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Notice of Judicial Vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applicants to fill a vacancy for the position of District Judge for Oklahoma County, Seventh Judicial District, Office 6. This vacancy is created by the resignation of the Honorable Timothy Henderson effective April 5, 2021. Office 6 is an at-large position.  To be appointed to the office of District Judge…

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To my father, the Judge, on his retirement

Reprinted with permission of the author and the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s The Briefcase. by Jeremiah Buettner, shareholder, McAfee & Taft On December 31, 2020, an era quietly (very quietly) ended with the retirement of Oklahoma Court of Oklahoma Civil Appeals Judge Kenneth Buettner. Judge Buettner served the State, the Bar and – without getting…

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NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF MICHAEL STEVEN MORGAN, SCBD # 6981 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 Michael Steven Morgan should be reinstated…

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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…

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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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