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Mock Trial Teams Head To Semifinals

February 25, 2022

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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Judicial Nominating Committee Announces Nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals

January 21, 2022

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces the three nominees for the position of Court of Criminal Appeals, District 1.  After concluding the review process and conducting in person interviews,  the JNC submitted to the Governor the following nominees for this position: William J. Musseman, Jr., Broken Arrow Joy L. Thorp, Broken Arrow Russell C. Vaclaw,…

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Tulsa Attorney Takes Oath as OBA President

January 20, 2022

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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OBA Law Day Student Contest Deadline Extended

January 18, 2022

The Oklahoma Bar Association has extended the deadline for students participating in the 2022 Law Day annual art and writing contests. The new deadline for entries is Feb. 4. The theme for this year’s contest, open to all Oklahoma students, is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” The contest, now…

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OBA Announces Its 2022 Officers and New Board Members

November 15, 2021

The Oklahoma Bar Association announced its 2022 officers and new Board of Governors members on Friday, Nov. 12, during the OBA’s 117th annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Tulsa attorney James “Jim” R. Hicks will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2022 president, following a year as president-elect. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of…

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Notice of Judicial Vacancy

November 3, 2021

The Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applicants to fill a vacancy for the position of Judge for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, District 4, Office 2. This vacancy is created by the resignation of the Honorable Trevor Pemberton on October 18, 2021. To be appointed to the office of Judge of the Court of Civil…

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Diversity Awards Deadline Extended

August 3, 2021

The OBA Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Awards deadline has been extended to August 16, 2021. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was born February 8, 1924, in Chickasha. She boldly challenged and forever changed segregation laws on her path to achieving her lifelong ambition of becoming a lawyer and was a key figure in the Civil…

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Summer CLE Series Underway

June 21, 2021

The OBA kicks off the Summer CLE Series with six programs, presented online. The series, from June 22 – July 27, 2021, features a variety of topics presented by OBA members. Purchase the bundle to save money, or sign up individually. The purchase of just one course will earn an invitation to an in-person social…

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Pro Bono Summer Challenge

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 – OBA’s Access to Justice Committee is excited to share a new competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and Access to Justice Foundation – the 2021 Summer Pro Bono Challenge! UPDATE! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18. To participate, complete the signup form at bit.ly/probonosummer no later than June 18. Competition is heating up!…

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LEXOLOGY is here, a new tool for OBA members

May 14, 2021

If you’ve received an email with the subject line, “OBA Newsstand – powered by Lexology,” it marks the arrival of a new OBA member service that rounds up legal news and information for you. The service can be customized to your practice area and interests, and while it is yet another email being delivered to…

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