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What the New Vaccine Phase Means for Members

The second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in Oklahoma is well underway. What does this mean for OBA members? As a reminder, legal professionals and their staff are considered essential workers under Gov. Stitt’s Executive Order from March 2020. One of the new second phase qualifiers includes adults age 65 and older, and adults of any…

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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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Share the Love, VOLUNTEER

The need for legal assistance is great, especially during this pandemic. We thank Oklahoma lawyers for all you do, and offer these reminders about these OBA programs that you can become involved with throughout our state. Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes Program (okbarheroes.org) The Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes Program was launched on Veterans Day…

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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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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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Guidelines for a New Round of PPP

The following is a news release from the US Small Business Administration, Jan 11, 2021. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11, 2021, for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially…

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Courts & More Debuts

By John Morris Williams We are trying something different at the OBA this year. For the past several years after we stopped printing the court opinions on paper, we continued to have the opinions formatted, so the digital version looked exactly the same as what we used to print. In order to continue that practice,…

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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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Perceptions, Pills & Practicing

In case you missed it, read Scott B. Goode’s article in the December Oklahoma Bar Journal. The Tulsa attorney shares his story of recovery for the first time publicly. I was back at work the day after my father died. After missing a week to be by his side, I could not afford to miss…

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A new round of courthouse closures

The orders begin similarly, “In consideration of the Fourth Emergency Joint Order, 2020 OK 96 as issued jointly by the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, and the predicted rise of infections” … and proceed with various closure announcements for courts across the state. We…

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