High Court Honors Cheryl Beatty on Retirement

April 27, 2021

The Oklahoma Supreme Court honored Cheryl Beatty on April 26, recognizing her 14 years as director of the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners, and her total 37 years of service to the Oklahoma Bar Association.

She retired officially earlier this year leaving the OBBE in able hands with the new director Cary Pirrong and assistant, Manni Arzola.

The high court noted that the last year of Cheryl’s career was vitally important as she navigated through the coronavirus, the summer bar exam and the transition to the Uniform Bar Examination.

“The Court has relied on your guidance and advice for the past fourteen years in your role as Director of the Board of Bar Examiners. Your expertise with Bar admissions and licensing has helped each of us make the most informed decisions possible. We value, and will miss, your leadership.

That leadership was front and center over this last year with the coronavirus threatening to derail the July Bar Exam. Predictably, you were steadfast in your commitment to shepherding your applicants through the dark pathways of uncertainty and self-doubt. Because of your dedication; everyone survived and attained the common goal.

Richard Darby, Chief Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
February 2021
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