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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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Justice Colbert to Retire

1/19/2021 Barbara Hoberock – Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Tom Colbert will retire effective Feb. 1. “With the retirement of Justice Tom Colbert, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma will lose a strong voice of sound reason and superb legal analysis,” said Oklahoma Chief Justice Richard Darby. “In his 16 years on the…

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President Mike Mordy’s Inaugural Remarks

Congratulations Mike Mordy, the 2021 president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He and other officers and board members were sworn in this morning virtually by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby. View Pres. Mordy’s inaugural remarks.

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Lawyers are Essential

When considering your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, recall that Governor Stitt’s Executive Order from March 2020, included attorneys and accompanying administrative and support services as essential. Oklahoma lawyers have provided the necessary legal work that their clients critically need during these challenging times and are continuing to do so.  Use this link to sign…

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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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Legal Internship Committee Amendments to the Regulations

By H. Terrell Monks, Chair On December 15, 2020, via electronic vote, the Legal Internship Committee unanimously approved the following amendments to the Legal Internship Regulations. Regulation 2(C)4(a) was revised to allow in-court credit for negotiations/discussions conducted outside the courtroom. 4. Participation by the Licensed Legal Intern or observation of the Licensed Legal Intern’s supervising   attorney or…

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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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