The Legislative Monitoring Committee focuses on the following measures:

  • Administration of justice
  • Court organization, selection, tenure, salary and other incidents of the judicial office
  • Rules and laws affecting practice and procedure in the courts and in administrative bodies exercising adjudicatory functions
  • The practice of law

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 3

Legislative Proposals and Endorsements in Principle:

  • The House of Delegates has the authority to place a measure on the Legislative Program or to endorse it in principle, with at least a 60% vote.

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 5

Action by the Association upon proposals for improvement of the law by legislation or by judicial rule shall consist of:

  • Adoption as part of the Legislative Program of the Association;
  • Endorsement in principle.

OBA Bylaws Art. VIII Sec 2

OBA Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 21, 2023


This program has been approved for 3 hours of general MCLE credit.
RSVP to Mark Schneidewent by March 17.

*Agenda is subject to change.

Time Topic/Event Speaker/Location
9:30 a.m. Registration Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.; OKC
10:00 a.m. Welcome OBA President Brian Hermanson and/or President-Elect Miles Pringle
10:05 a.m. Discussion of the Governor’s Agenda and Supporting Bills Trevor S. Pemberton,
General Counsel, Office of Governor J. Kevin Stitt
10:30 a.m. Court Funding Jari Askins, Administrative Director of the Courts at Oklahoma Judicial Center
10:55 a.m.. BREAK
11:00 a.m.. Bills of Interest to the Judiciary Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman
11:30 a.m. Judicial Nominating Commission Update Jim Webb
11:55 a.m. Information and Questions OBA President-Elect Miles Pringle
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
12:15 p.m. How to Talk to Legislators Emily Virgin, Former Minority Leader for the Oklahoma House of Representatives
1 – 3 p.m. Visit with Legislators State Capitol Building
2300 N. Lincoln, OKC