Volume 2 No. 8 | February 23, 2022
No published opinions this week.
No published opinions this week.
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.
From the February Oklahoma Bar Journal, an article on Labor & Employment issues by Charles L. Baum II.
Calculating economic losses in employment termination cases soon will likely become more important: The U.S. Supreme Court recently determined1 that employment protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. Otherwise, economic losses are awardable as damages in federal employment cases from discrimination based on sex, race, religion, age, disability and pregnancy under various federal statutes. Attorneys may hire an economist to calculate the economic losses.
This article describes the methods economists use for their calculations and reviews whether these approaches are permissible under federal statutes and case law from the 10th Circuit.
Uniform Bar Exam Underway
In advance of the bar exam being administered this week, the OBA Young Lawyers Division spent last Saturday morning filling bar exam survival kits. It's a YLD tradition designed to provide commiseration as well as snacks. Other items in the kit are pencils, erasers and a mask. The kits were distributed to 170 or so applicants registering for the two-day UBE. Exam results are expected to be posted on April 1.
OBA Diversity Committee Chair Telana McCollough shares ways for legal offices to become more inclusive. As part of Black History Month, we are sharing her 2021 Oklahoma Bar Journal column for review and reflection.
Black legal history is full of brilliance, tenacity and copious amounts of courage. Black attorneys have and continue to overcome immense challenges to make our community more just. However, this progress is often hindered by the actions of fellow legal practitioners. Unfortunately, even though Black attorneys today may be counted in the diversity number at a law office, it does not mean those Black attorneys' voices are necessarily valued and included in office dynamics.
McCollough writes there are several ways to make work environments more inclusive.
By Julie Bays
Practice Management Advisor
Recently I was working on a short presentation where I wanted to record some actions on my screen. The problem was I didn’t have a way to do it other than in Zoom, which seemed awkward to me. So, while searching for a better way to do this, I found this blog post on Zapier’s website, How to Record Your Screen on Any Device.
Here's a secret: you probably don't need dedicated screen recording software because most major operating systems already offer that feature.
It’s everything you need to know to capture your actions on screen on any device and it’s very easy to understand. This post may also help clients that need to capture something on their screens. While you’re on Zapier’s website, you might as well read some of Zapier’s ideas on automation. They give you step by step instructions on some of the easiest automations to make your life just a little bit simpler.