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 Debrief
July 21, 2020 - Online

The Legislative Monitoring Committee will host a 2.5 hour seminar with presenters sharing bills that have passed they believe will have the most impact on the subject area of the practice. Check back for additional information.

Register Online


2:00 p.m. - Welcome

OBA President Susan Shields

Native American Law

Carolyn Romberg, Retired Deputy General Counsel / Director Chickasaw Nation

15 Minutes – Tribal Gaming Issues; McGirt v. Oklahoma

Health Law

Steve Buck, President & CEO of Care Providers Oklahoma

15 Minutes –  Coronavirus Issues

Employment Law

Rachel Bussett & Patricia Podolec, Bussett Legal Group, PLLC

15 Minutes – Covid-19 related employment issues

General Bills

Camal Pennington, University of Oklahoma College of Law

15 Minutes – Highlight non-coronavirus related bills


Richard Stevens, OBA Ethics Counsel

30 Minutes –  Maintaining attorney ethics during pandemic


Rep. Emily Virgin, Sen. Kay Floyd, and Sen. Brent Howard
(Moderator Miles Pringle)

30 Minutes – Views from the Session

All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the OBA, the Legislative Monitoring Committee, or the employers or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated.