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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

Legislative Kickoff

Saturday, Feb. 1 | Oklahoma Bar Center

The Oklahoma Legislature reconvenes in February and hundreds of bills will be prefiled. Much of the proposed legislation could affect the administration of justice, and some will undoubtedly affect your practice.

Join the OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Oklahoma Bar Center as they identify top bills of interest to the OBA and your practice area. Plus, earn two hours of MCLE credit. Lunch will be provided.

To attend, RSVP to Debbie Brink or call 405-416-7014.

Agenda

10 a.m. Welcome
OBA President Susan B. Shields, Oklahoma City
10:05 a.m. Introduction
Miles Pringle, Oklahoma City
Legislative Monitoring Committee Chair
10:10 a.m. 90 Bills in 90 Minutes
  • Family Law
    Noel Tucker, Edmond; Noel K. Tucker LLC
  • Criminal Law
    Sonja Porter, Oklahoma City; Sonja R. Porter Attorney At Law PLLC
  • Estate Planning/Banking/General Business
    Stephanie Alleman, Oklahoma City; Donna J. Jackson & Associates PLLC
  • Government Law
    Richard Mildren, Oklahoma City; The Mildren Group
  • Civil Procedure/Courts
    Matthew Wade, Oklahoma City; Abel Law Firm
  • Environmental/Natural Resources
    T. Keith White, Oklahoma City
  • Schools
    Haley Drusen, Tulsa; Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
  • Indian/Real Estate Law
    Rhonda McLean, Edmond; Munson & McMillin
  • Cannabis Law
    Rachel L. Bussett, Oklahoma City; Bussett Legal Group PLLC
11:35 a.m. Break
11:40 a.m. Cannabis Ethics
Chief Justice Noma Gurich, Oklahoma City; Oklahoma Supreme Court
12:05 p.m. Lunch with Legislative Panel
Clay Taylor, moderator, with panelists Sen. Kay Floyd, Rep. Chris Kannady and Rep. Emily Virgin
12:30 p.m. Adjourn