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Legislative

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 10 | Oklahoma Bar Center & Oklahoma State Capitol

RSVP by emailing Debbie Brink or call 405-416-7014; 800-522-8065.

Oklahoma lawyers, let your voices be heard! The OBA will host its annual Day at the Capitol Tuesday, March 10. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma Bar Center, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., and the agenda will feature speakers commenting on legislation affecting various practice areas. There will also be remarks from the judiciary and bar leaders, and lunch will be provided before heading to the Capitol for the afternoon.

Agenda

9:30 a.m. Registration
Oklahoma Bar Center, Emerson Hall, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
10:00 a.m. Welcome
OBA President Susan B. Shields
10:05 a.m. This Session from the perspective of the Attorney General
Attorney General Mike Hunter
10:30 a.m. Bills of Interest to the Judiciary
Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman
Oklahoma County District Judge Richard Ogden
10:50 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. Funding of the Judiciary
Jari Askins, Administrator of the Courts
11:30 a.m. Session insights from a Journalist
Shawn Ashley, eCapitol
11:55 a.m. Information and Questions
12:00 p.m. Lunch 
12:15 p.m. How to Talk to Legislators
Randy Grau, Former Representative District 81
1 – 3 p.m. Visit with Legislators
State Capitol Building