Courts and More: August 25, 2021

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Vol. 1 | No. 34 | August 25, 2021
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Oklahoma Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma Court Calendar

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is in session year round, unless otherwise noted. The Court regularly schedules conferences on Mondays and other days as needed.

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Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

119,462 – Dustin Hellard, vs. Compsource Mutual Insurance Company

This case is set for oral argument on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 10:00 am, at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, in the J. William Conger Courtroom, 800 N. Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dispositions Other than by Published Opinions

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News from the JNC

August 23, 2021 -The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announced the three nominees for the position of District Judge in Oklahoma County, Seventh Judicial District, Office 6. After concluding the review process and conducting interviews, the JNC submitted the following nominees for this position to the Governor:

  • Charles “Brent” Dishman, Edmond
  • Albert J. Hoch, Jr., Warr Acres
  • Thomas C. Riesen, Oklahoma City

Under Article 7B Section 4 of the Oklahoma Constitution, the Governor has sixty days to appoint one of the nominees to this judicial position. If he fails to do so within sixty days, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall make the appointments

Call for Volunteers | Ask A Lawyer | Sept. 30

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The OBA Law Day Committee is hard at work in production for the 2021 Ask A Lawyer show! It will air September 30 on OETA at 7 p.m.

The television piece is one big part of the Ask A Lawyer program, and the legal advice hotline is another component that brings together many OBA members in the effort to serve the public.

If you would like to join in on the volunteer opportunity as part of the Ask A Lawyer Legal Advice Hotline, use this online form to sign up. You can choose a shift on the phone bank in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or your county bar, or you can answer questions that are sent to you via email or the OBA website.

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2022 Board of Governors Vacancies

Board Of Governors Vacancies (1)

Click here for the Summary of Nominating Rules and procedure.

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What’s the Best Online Backup Service?

By Jim Calloway, Director
Management Assistance Program


What service are you using to back up your computers?

Ideally you should have regular backups made both to some hardware device you own and to an online cloud-based backup service. And if you keep family photos and other important information on a home computer, that may need a backup as well.

Well-regarded technology review site Wirecutter recently updated its comprehensive review, The Best Online Cloud Backup Service. This is particularly valuable review, as the author has a deep background in the subject matter and details many features about the various backup services. He also explains the differences between cloud storage, cloud sync and cloud backup. I’d encourage you to read it. The top two services he identifies are Backblaze and IDrive. The difference in features is very useful to review as both services are very affordable.

This review is focused on services for individuals and very small firms. But it is a worthwhile read for lawyers in any size of practice who want to understand their options. And don’t forget that home computer system also needs regular backups.

Portable hard drives are relatively inexpensive now and it is relatively easy to attach one periodically and make a complete backup or just copy the contents of various folders. You should not leave this drive plugged in continuously, however, as a malware attack will encrypt all attached drives.

Even today with more data stored in the cloud, backups are an important tool to get the office back up and running if there’s a malware attack or other problem.

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