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Reinstatements | 2022

The following members of the Oklahoma Bar Association suspended for nonpayment of dues by Supreme Court Order entered on June 7, 2021, in S.C.B.D. No. 7059 have complied with the requirements of Title 5, O.S. Ch. 1, App. 1, Article VIII, §4, Rules Creating and Controlling the Oklahoma Bar Association, for reinstatement, and notice is hereby given…

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Swearing-In Ceremony – Spring 2022

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered the oath of attorney to more than 50 new admittees during a ceremony at the Oklahoma Judicial Center on April 26, 2022. Congratulations to the state’s newest lawyers! A gallery of the event is below! View the recorded ceremony on the OBA’s Facebook page.

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We Are All in This Together

By Dawn Shelton Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Dustin Rowe opened his talk at the Seminole County Law Day Forum last week by asking everyone where they were 23 years ago. Most attendees soon conjured memories of May 3, 1999. It’s one of those Oklahoma tornado moments – we remember where we were.  During Justice Rowe’s…

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Messages from OBA President James R. Hicks Regarding SJR 43

May 10: Update on SJR 43 As of the writing of this update, Senate conferees have been named, including OBA members Senators Mary Boren, Julie Daniels, Kay Floyd and Brent Howard. As of now, no House conferees have been named. If House conferees are named, the process is for the conferees to agree on common…

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OBA Seeks Award Nominations

The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards presentations.  Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. Awards will be presented to recipients at the OBA Annual Meeting this November at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. Awards are open to lawyers and non-lawyers who have positively impacted the community.  Attorney…

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Oklahoma Lawyers Offer Free Legal Advice on April 28

Thursday, April 28 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Numbers to call: 405-493-9131 or 918-551-6022 Email: AskALawyer@okbar.org  Lawyers across Oklahoma will provide free legal advice on Thursday, April 28, during the annual statewide celebration of Law Day. Oklahoma residents may call 405-493-9131 or 918-551-6022 to speak to a licensed attorney at no charge. Those with legal questions…

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Owasso High School Mock Trial State Champs

Owasso High School’s Team Zip, Zap, Zok edged out Jenks High School’s Team The Truth to claim the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship. Owasso High School has won the state championship four of the last five years.   The mock trial program, now in its 42nd year, involves teams of students portraying attorneys and defendants…

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Mock Trial Teams Head To Semifinals

Eight teams from Jenks, McAlester, Moore, Oklahoma City, Owasso and Tulsa will participate in the 2022 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial semifinals. The rounds are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28 in Oklahoma City at the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and in Tulsa at the Page Belcher Federal Building. The…

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Member Resignations | 2022

The following members have resigned as members of the association and notice is hereby given of such resignation: January 3 Mark D. Dickey, OBA No. 11287, 450 N. Royal Troon, Dakota Dunes, SD  57049 Alan Steve Donchin, OBA No. 2418, 14804 Carlingford Way, Edmond, OK  73013 David Ray Jenkins, OBA No. 32024, 97 Crestview Drive,…

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Tulsa Attorney Takes Oath as OBA President

Tulsa attorney James R. “Jim” Hicks was sworn in as the Oklahoma Bar Association president during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 14. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors that meets monthly and governs the 18,000-member association. Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered the oath from his office at the Oklahoma Judicial…

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