Vol. 3 No. 17 | April 26, 2023


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The Supreme Court of Oklahoma Court Calendar

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is in session year round, unless otherwise noted. The Court regularly schedules conferences on Mondays and other days as needed.

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Take the Annual Meeting Survey by May 17!

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The Oklahoma Bar Association is looking at ways we can improve the Annual Meeting experience for our members. Whether or not you have attended the meeting in the past, all Oklahoma lawyers are asked to complete a brief, anonymous survey to help us understand how we can make the Annual Meeting an enjoyable, relevant and meaningful event for you. We value any insight you can provide! The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Didn't receive the survey? Email communications@okbar.org to have the survey link sent to you. Responses are due May 17.

YLD Members: Your Input is Needed!

Join your colleagues at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa this June 22-24 for this year’s Solo & Small Firm Conference! This year's event features a Young Lawyers track, with sessions designed especially for OBA members admitted to practice within the last 10 years. 

Your input is needed. Among the sessions is a discussion on “Issues Facing Young Lawyers and Practical Tips to Overcome Them.” All eligible Oklahoma lawyers recently received a link to the "Issues Facing Young Lawyers" survey. Take the survey now to help shape the discussion.

Didn't receive the survey? Email yld@okbar.org to have the survey link sent to you.

"Baby boomers who may be considering closing their practice are doing so at a time when legal malpractice claims are on the rise and are expected to continue to do so. Thankfully, in Oklahoma, the total number of malpractice claims received by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Co. has not varied greatly, but the percentage of claims against attorneys in the baby boomer demographic has increased. Accordingly, it is imperative that thoughtful consideration be given to both when to retire and how to do so in a manner that decreases the chance of a malpractice claim."

"The goal when assessing a senior lawyer’s ability to continue to practice law should always be to preserve the lawyer’s dignity while protecting the public and preserving the public’s confidence in the legal system. Identification and early intervention are the keys to achieving these outcomes. Retired and associate membership categories afford senior lawyers a more palatable option to resign and often can avoid the need for disciplinary intervention."

The OBF is proud to announce $207,500 in grants to six nonprofit organizations for fiscal year 2023 program funding. These grantee programs provide legal services to low-income Oklahomans in the areas of foreclosure and eviction, domestic violence, civil legal aid and commutation.

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Some of you may recall at the beginning of the year, our Digital Edge podcast covered "The Ten Most Popular Office 365 Tips For Lawyers" and featured Danielle DavisRoe of Affinity Consulting. It was a great podcast, and if you missed it, it is not too late to listen.

Recently Danielle DavisRoe posted "15 Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Your Productivity" to Attorney At Work. She refers to these as common Office keyboard shortcuts every lawyer should know. Keyboard shortcuts are timesavers. But they are sometimes difficult to recall if you do not use them frequently. So perhaps you want to start with two or three. But all 15 shortcuts will have value for someone. This is a good time to note that you can forward your weekly Courts & More email to your staff if there is good tech content for them, like keyboard shortcuts.

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