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Celebrate Diversity With an Award Nomination

The Diversity Committee is now accepting nominations for the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Awards to be presented in November. The three award categories are members of the judiciary, licensed attorneys and organizations that have championed the cause of diversity. All nominations must be received by Monday, August 2. For additional information, please contact Diversity…

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OBA Members Share Expertise Through CLE

Every year, Oklahoma lawyers fit in to their busy practices time to fulfill their Continuing Legal Education requirements. The OBA CLE staff works to provide relevant programs to meet members’ needs, and looks to members and their wide-ranging expertise to help provide those programs. Rebecca J. King currently has a course in the online CLE…

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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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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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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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President’s Awards Recognize Champions of Covid-19

Nov. 13, 2020 – OBA President Susan B. Shields announced winners of the 2020 President’s Awards during a virtual General Assembly program as part of the 2020 Annual Meeting. Shields awarded Board of Governors Vice President Brandi Nowakowski and Past President Chuck W. Chesnut in appreciation of their support and friendship, and in recognition of…

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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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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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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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