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

Aug. 25, 2023 | 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma Bar Center, Oklahoma City
3 hours MCLE available | Cost: Free

Legislative Monitoring
Time Topic/Event Speakers/Moderator
1:30 p.m. Welcome James R. “Jim” Hicks
2022 OBA President
1:35 p.m. Introduction Shanda McKenney, Legislative Monitoring Committee Chair
1:40 p.m. Legislative Panel Jari Askins, Administrative Director of the Courts at Oklahoma Judicial Center
2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:40 p.m. 60 Bills in 60 Minutes

  • Cannabis Laws
  • Family/Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Procedure/Courts
  • Health Law
  • Education Bills
  • Amber Garrett, Partner/Owner, Amber Law Group
  • Noel Tucker, Noel Tucker Law
  • Ed Blau, Blau Law Firm
  • Lane Neal, Durbin Larimore & Bialick PC
  • Leslie Hellman, Senior Legal Counsel at SSM Health
  • Jessica Sherrill, General Counsel, Oklahoma City Public Schools
3:40 p.m. BREAK
3:50 p.m. Special Session & Overview for 2024 Clay Taylor
4:40 p.m. ADJOURN

*Agenda is subject to change