Volume 2 No. 31 | Aug. 3, 2022


No published opinions this week.

No published opinions this week.

No published opinions this week.

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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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The August 2022 edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal is now online! This issue features articles related to the topic of "Civil Procedure," including:

  • Discovery Simplified: How the Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act Can Save You and Your Client Time and Money – By Timothy F. Campbell
  • What is the OCPA and Why Should Attorneys Care About It? – By Kindra N. Dotson
  • COVID-19 Deadline Extensions: What Litigators Need to Know – By Alexandra J. Gage
  • Defending a Lawsuit With Your Best Foot Forward – By Melissa East
  • Put it Plainly: How the Use of Plain Language Can Increase Equity and Procedural Fairness in Small Claims Eviction Proceedings – By Katie Dilks and Shandi Campbell 

Look for printed issues to arrive in your homes and offices by mid-month.

Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits conducted the OBA Membership Survey. The purpose of the survey was to engage our members in providing feedback on services, obtain input on the future direction of the organization and solicit members’ perspectives on the qualities and characteristics needed in a new executive director. The anonymous survey was open for three weeks in March and generated 1,841 responses. This is considered a statistically relevant response rate.

Click here to read more from President Hicks.

To view survey results, log in to MyOKBar. Select "Membership Survey Results" under "My OKBAR Links" on the right-hand side of the page.

This year's Legislative Debrief is your opportunity to stay abreast of recent changes in the law that could affect your legal practice. This event, beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, is approved for 2.5 hours of MCLE. If you plan to attend this event in person, please RSVP to Alisha Davidson; (405) 416-7014.

The program will also be simulcast free of charge. Register to view the program online through the OBA CLE registration at www.okbar.org/cle.

Service to the community is true professionalism, and it's the overarching goal of the OBA Young Lawyers Division. All OBA members in good standing who were admitted to the practice of law 10 years ago or less are members of the OBA YLD and are encouraged to apply for the YLD Board of Directors. Click here to learn more about this year's election season.

Article 5 of the division bylaws requires that any eligible member wishing to run for office must submit a nominating petition to the Nominating Committee. The petition must be signed by at least 10 members of the OBA YLD and must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at 5 p.m. A separate petition must be filed for each opening, except a petition for a directorship shall be valid for one-year and two-year terms and at-large positions. A person must be eligible for division membership for the entire term for which elected.

Nominating petitions, accompanied by a photo and bio of 350 words or less for publication in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, must be sent to april@moaninglaw.com no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Results of the election will be announced at the YLD meeting at the OBA Annual Meeting Nov. 2 - 4 in Oklahoma City.

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Limited Scope Legal Representation Resources

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

It has been five years since the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted Rule 33 of the rules for district courts. This rule was to provide a framework for limited scope representation. The rule is short and simple:

Rule 33. Limited Scope Representation

A lawyer providing limited scope representation under Rule 1.2 (c) of the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct may draft pleadings or other documents for a pro se litigant to file with or present to a district court without the lawyer entering an appearance in the matter. A lawyer shall disclose such assistance by indicating their name, address, bar number, telephone number, other contact information and, optionally, a signature on said pleading or other document with the phrase "No appearance is entered as counsel of record."

The Oklahoma Limited Scope Legal Services Resources page has been prepared by the OBA Management Assistance Program to assist Oklahoma lawyers. It contains excerpts from CLE presentation materials, sample agreements, tips and other resources. Your attention is directed to our Example of Court Signature Block form, designed to make certain the court clerk doesn’t “accidentally” enter you as attorney of record when that isn’t your intention.