Support for Every Member
Every OBA member has access to a variety of free or discounted services and programs. Benefits range from in-house services like publications and support, to top-ranking technology services like Fastcase and LawPay. There are even discounts from leading hotels and travel companies. Don’t miss out – take advantage of all the great partnerships available to you as an OBA member!
OKBAR.org - Get news, updates on special projects, information on upcoming CLE and more online.
MyOKBar - Update your roster information and access Fastcase, HeinOnline, the OBA member directory plus get quick links to your committees and sections. Log in with the “MyOKBar Login” link at the top of www.okbar.org.
MyOKBar Communities - MyOKBar Communities serves as the main communication tool for committees and sections and automatically links with your MyOKBar account, so your information is synced. Access it through the “MYOKBAR Communities (Sections and Committees)” link on your MyOKBar page.
OKMCLE - On the MCLE Department website, www.okmcle.org (or with the link on your MyOKBar page), members can check MCLE requirements, get program approval applications and other forms, as well as get answers to frequently asked questions. Members can also view their transcript of CLE credits and review a list of all upcoming approved programs. If you have not already, you will need to create an account on this website.
Oklahoma Find A Lawyer - The public can find lawyers by practice and geographical area through the OBA-maintained website www.oklahomafindalawyer.com. To be included in the free public directory, click the “Find A Lawyer Sign Up” link on your MyOKBar page.
Leadership and volunteering opportunities – Boards, committees, sections and commissions offer leadership, volunteer, career development and statewide networking opportunities. Members may volunteer to serve on a committee online at any time during the year either through the front page of your MyOKBar account or on the committee page. You can also find a list projects on the Outreach & Public Service Programs page.
Annual Meeting – Attend CLE programs and participate in section and committee meetings, plus take advantage of networking opportunities with attorneys and judges from across the state at the OBA Annual Meeting. You can also have a voice in bar business and electing future state bar leaders.
Solo & Small Firm Conference – The Solo & Small Firm Conference provides CLE programs, statewide networking and small firm-friendly vendors, all in a relaxed family setting.
Young Lawyers Division – The YLD is a professional service network offering opportunities to participate in community and bar-related projects. Lawyers of any age who have been in practice less than 10 years are automatically members. Visit the YLD page for more information or find the YLD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OBAYLD.
OBA/CLE – The CLE Department provides hundreds of in-person seminars, webcasts and audio programs, as well as webcast encores and on-demand programs available 24 hours a day. Members can also schedule group webcasts that allow five or more members to view a webcast together at their home or office. To schedule a video viewing, call Renee Montgomery at 405-416-7029. See all available programs at on the CLE site.
Ethics Counsel – The ethics counsel is available to assist members with ethical questions and inquiries on subjects such as conflicts, confidentiality and client concerns. All contact with ethics counsel is confidential per Oklahoma law. The ethics counsel also presents CLE programs on ethics and professionalism. Call 405-416-7055 or email email@example.com. Find ethics tips and more information online.
Counseling services – The OBA offers all bar members up to six hours of free counseling. Need help with stress, burnout, depression or addiction? Call the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program toll-free at 800-364-7886. It’s strictly confidential and available 24 hours a day. Plus, members can take advantage of free monthly lawyer discussion groups in Oklahoma City. See program details and group discussion topics on the Lawyers Helping Lawyers page.
OBA sections – Get professional development tailored to your practice area and make new contacts across the state in one of the 28 substantive law sections. Benefits vary by section, with many offering free or discounted CLE to section members. Find a list of sections, their annual dues and a membership registration form on the OBA Sections page.
Speakers for county bar associations and civic groups – OBA officers, Board of Governors members and staff are available to speak at luncheons and banquets on a variety of topics including legislative issues, ethics, law office management and law practice tips. Call 405-416-7000 or 800-522-8065 to schedule.
Office “health check” consultations – Consultations in the lawyer’s office can cover a wide range of office management issues like technology, procedures or other areas, and typically involve group and individual interviews with staff and lawyers with the goal of outlining a series of recommendations and setting priorities. The fee is $500 per day for firms of five or less lawyers, or $750 per day for firms of more than five lawyers. Call 405-416-7008 to schedule.
Opening Your Law Practice program – A free one-day seminar to assist attorneys setting up new solo practices is held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Find additional resources and information on upcoming seminars online.
Practice management/technology hotline and consultations – Members may call 405-416-7008 to connected with OBA staff who can provide brief answers about practical management and technology issues, such as law office software, understanding computer jargon, staff and personnel problems, software training opportunities, time management and trust account management. Free 45-minute consultations at the bar center are also available for those setting up a new practice or who have an issue not comfortably handled over the telephone.
Lending library and discount book purchasing – Law practice management books and videos are available to borrow. There is no fee for checking out materials, but there is a $5 charge to mail the materials. See the complete list of materials on the Management Assistance Practice page. For members who prefer owning books to borrowing, use the discount code PAB9EOKB to purchase practice management and other books from the ABA.
Clio – Clio is one of the most widely used, cloud-based practice management systems in the world. Every day, tens of thousands of lawyers use Clio to schedule meetings, organize cases, track time and invoice their clients. OBA members receive a 10% lifetime discount. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
CosmoLex – CosmoLex combines practice management, billing and accounting all in one login. Use CosmoLex to make your practice more compliant, efficient and profitable. The accounting menu handles all the intricacies of business and IOLTA trust accounting right out of the box. OBA members receive a 10% lifetime discount. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
LawPay – The OBA endorses LawPay credit card processing service which is designed for attorneys. Funds from each client credit card transaction may be either deposited into a client trust or operating account as the lawyer designates. All transaction fees are deducted from the law firm operating account to simplify the trust account record-keeping. To learn more call 866-376-0950 or visit www.lawpay.com/oba.
MyCase – MyCase is an easy-to-use, web-based practice management software that helps you manage cases, track time, automate billing and communicate with your clients. OBA members receive a free trial plus a 10% lifetime discount. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
PracticePanther – Thousands of lawyers use PracticePanther to automate their firms and get more done in less time. Work from anywhere, on any device, with the iPhone, iPad and Android apps. OBA members get 10% off for the first year on PracticePanther’s legal case management software. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
Rocket Matter – Rocket Matter helps law firms offer better client service and increase revenues by more than 20%. When law firms want to increase profits, go paperless or improve confidence in their trust accounting, Rocket Matter helps them achieve those goals. OBA members receive a 15% discount off the regular month-to-month pricing for life. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
TrustBooks – Trustbooks is a cloud-based service that makes trust accounting simple and is specifically designed for attorneys. With TrustBooks, common mistakes – like those made when filling out checks and deposit slips or reconciling bank statements – are caught and the important trust account ledgers of all client balances are automatically generated. OBA members receive more than a 30% discount off monthly pricing. See more information by clicking the “Practice Management Software Benefits” link on your MyOKBar page.
OBA eNews –The semimonthly member e-newsletter, sent to members with an email address as part of their official roster information provides the latest association news and law-related information.
Oklahoma Bar Journal - Ten issues of the printed Oklahoma Bar Journal magazine are published annually, including practice area articles, member news and bar updates. Supplementing the magazine are semimonthly electronic issues of the Oklahoma Bar Journal Court Issue, which contain court material and opinions. Access current and recent issues online. Additional archived issues are available through HeinOnline (see information below).
Continuing legal education materials – Seminar materials are available for purchase and are an affordable way to get quality, state-specific practice aids on a variety of legal topics. Call 405-416-7092 or visit the Oklahoma Bar Center Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to learn more. Electronic practice forms are also available by topic online.
FREE! HeinOnline – HeinOnline access to archived Oklahoma Bar Journal issues is free to OBA members and allows users to research archived issues dating back to 1930. You can view, print or save as a PDF any article or an entire issue, as well as use the easy search tools to find the article, topic or author you need. Access it by clicking the red HeinOnline link on your main MyOKBar page.
Legal information brochures – Brochures to give clients covering commonly asked questions relating to 15 legal topics are available to members at just $4 per bundle of 25. Topics are: wills, probate, joint tenancy, home buying, tenant rights and duties, landlord rights, divorce, small claims court, employee rights, bankruptcy, juror information, lawyers and legal fees, advanced directive, criminal law and resolving conflicts and disputes. An order form is available on the brochures page.
Oklahoma Legal Directory – This official directory of OBA members provides addresses and phone numbers, alphabetically and by county, includes guide to county, state and federal offices plus departments of the U.S. and Oklahoma government, complete digest of courts, professional associations including OBA officers, committees and sections. It is published by Legal Directories Publishing Co. Call 800-447-5375 ext. 2 to request an order form or purchase at www.legaldirectories.com.
Title Examination Standards – Produced by the Real Property Law Section, this publication contains all the presently effective Oklahoma Title Examination Standards and reflects all revisions. Free to Real Property Section members, or only $9 per copy to nonmembers.
ABA Retirement Funds – The ABA Retirement Funds Program offers no out-of-pocket expenses, professional fiduciary services, a broad range of investment options and full-service administration and has been providing affordable 401(k) plans exclusively to the legal community for more than 50 years. The program’s bundled approach allows firms to stay focused on the success of the practice, and provides trustee, record keeping, tax reporting, compliance testing, investment management and participant communication services – all from a single source – at no additional cost to the firm. Call 866‑812‑3580 for a free consultation or visit www.abaretirement.com for more information.
3000 Insurance Group programs – Keep rates low through group buying power. For information about OBA programs as well as standard market plans for life, health (employer-group, individual and Medicare supplement), individual disability, personal umbrella liability, long-term care and other insurance plans, contact 3000 Insurance Group (previously known as Beale Professional Services) at 405-521-1600 or 800-530-4863, or visit www.3000iG.com.
OAMIC programs - For professional liability, Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Co. is the only insurer owned by OBA members. OAMIC can be reached at 405-471-5380 or 800-318-7505 or visit www.oamic.com. They also offer a broad range of court bonds with more information at www.oklahoma.onlinecourtbonds.com.
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Receptionist Service – They answer with your custom greeting, delight callers in English and Spanish, transfer calls through to you live when you’re available, take messages or offer voicemail when you’re not, collect intake, answer FAQs, make outbound calls and more! A powerful app gives you flexibility and information at your fingertips – while their receptionists make you look good. And integrations with Clio, Rocket Matter and Lexicata (Clio Grow) help streamline your client communications.
Online Chat Service – You’ll be building loyalty with real people, ready to engage in real conversations, who are fully trained in the details of your firm. Anytime, anywhere, they’re ready to chat and connect with your clients. Never miss an opportunity again. Ensure privacy that your firm and your clients can count on with opt-in HIPAA compliant live chat services.
Call 866-611-7829 or visit www.ruby.com/okbar for more information. Members receive a lifetime 6% discount on both services, backed by a 21-day money-back guarantee!
UPS – OBA members now have access to new and improved flat rate pricing – no matter how much you ship, when you ship or where it’s going. Discounts include:
- 10%* on UPS Next Day Air Early
- 50% on Domestic Next Day/Deferred
- 30% on Ground Commercial/Residential
- International: 50% on Export / 40% on Import / 25% Canada Standard
- Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight shipments over 150 lbs.
- Free UPS Smart Pickup service
Open a new account or, if you are already taking advantage of a UPS savings program, re-enroll and apply the new discounts to your existing account by visiting www.savewithups.com/oba or call 800-MEMBERS (800-636-2377).
*Visit www.savewithups.com/oba for specific services and discounts.
FREE! Fastcase – The OBA has contracted with Fastcase online legal research software to provide national coverage with unlimited usage, customer service and printing at no cost to bar members as a part of their existing bar membership. Plus, Fastcase MobileSync allows members to link their account to a smartphone or tablet and automatically sync activity history and saved favorites on any of the Fastcase applications, so no work is ever lost. To use Fastcase, go to your MyOKBar account and click the "Fastcase" link in the box near the bottom of the page.
Legislative services – The executive director works to support adoption of legislative issues approved by the OBA House of Delegates. Additionally, the Legislative Monitoring Committee publishes a legislative report on the status of select bills while the Legislature is in session, both in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and on the Legislative Report page.
Meeting rooms – The Oklahoma Bar Center has several room sizes to accommodate small and large group meetings, client conferences and depositions. Free to members during weekday business hours, nominal fee for evenings. To schedule, call 405-416-7000.
WordRake – Developed for lawyers, WordRake provides editing suggestions for clarity and brevity, and instantly edits documents in Microsoft Word with the easy-to-install add-in, suggesting changes that eliminate unnecessary words and phrases. A free seven-day trial is available, and annual licensing plans offer increased savings based on subscription duration. See more at www.wordrake.com; members receive a 10 percent discount with coupon code OKBAR.