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Ponca City Lawyer Takes Oath as OBA President

January 20, 2023

The new Oklahoma Bar Association officers and board members convened at the Oklahoma Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom at the state Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, to be sworn into office. Administering their oaths of office was Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice M. John Kane.   Brian T. Hermanson of Ponca City will serve as 2023 president…

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Member Resignations | 2023

January 11, 2023

The following members have resigned as members of the association and notice is hereby given of such resignation: Jan. 9 Victor Gabriel Martin, OBA No. 34716; 1940 72nd Ave.; Norman, OK 73072 Isaac Jorel Dickson, OBA No. 32903; 134 Berkeley Lane; Williamsburg, VA 23185 Jan. 10 Jeffery Allen Cody, OBA No. 20422; 2200 Ross Ave.,…

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Applicants for February 2023 Bar Exam

January 9, 2023

The Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct impose on each member of the bar the duty to aid in guarding against the admission of candidates unfit or unqualified because of deficiency in either moral character or education. To aid in that duty, the following is a list of applicants for the bar examination to be given…

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State Bar to Reimburse Client Losses

December 19, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association Clients’ Security Fund will pay $115,899.58 to 31 people who lost money or other property from the dishonest conduct of their attorney. The association is reimbursing money to the clients of deceased, suspended or former lawyers whose dishonest actions led to the losses. OBA President James R. Hicks of Tulsa said,…

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OBA Announces 2023 Law Day Student Contest

December 7, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association is celebrating Law Day with its annual art and writing contests for all Oklahoma students. The theme for this year’s contest is “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration,” and the deadline for entries is Jan. 13, 2023.  “This is the 47th year for this fun, educational contest,” said Norman attorney…

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OBA Announces Its 2023 Officers and New Board Members

November 8, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association announced its 2023 officers and new Board of Governors members on Friday, Nov. 4, during the OBA’s 118th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.  Ponca City attorney Brian T. Hermanson will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2023 president, following a year as president-elect. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of…

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Applicants for July 2022 Bar Exam

May 31, 2022

The Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct impose on each member of the bar the duty to aid in guarding against the admission of candidates unfit or unqualified because of deficiency in either moral character or education. To aid in that duty, the following is a list of applicants for the bar examination to be given…

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Reinstatements | 2022

May 18, 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

May 13, 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

May 10, 2022

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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