Volume 2 No. 2 | January 12, 2022


OBA Officers and New Board Members Take Oaths Jan. 14

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby will swear in James R. Hicks of Tulsa as OBA president on Friday, Jan. 14 in a virtual ceremony.

Other new officers and board members to be administered their oaths of office:

  • Vice President Miles T. Pringle of Oklahoma City
  • President-Elect Brian T. Hermanson of Ponca City
  • Past President Michael C. Mordy of Ardmore
  • Angela Ailles Bahm, Oklahoma City, Member-at-Large
  • S. Shea Bracken, Edmond, Dist. 3
  • Dustin E. Conner, Enid, Dist. 4
  • Allyson E. Dow, Norman, Dist. 5
  • Dylan D. Erwin, Oklahoma City, YLD chair

Read more about the entire 2022 OBA leadership, "Volunteers Who Guide Your Association," from the January Oklahoma Bar Journal. 

Featured Continuing Legal Education

Remind the Teachers and Students You Know

Friday is the deadline to postmark or deliver entries for the OBA's Law Day Contest. The theme this year is "Toward A More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change." Students from all over the state participate in art and writing categories.  Learn more ... 

Applicants to February Bar Exam

The Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct impose on each member of the bar the duty to aid in guarding against the admission of candidates unfit or unqualified because of deficiency in either moral character or education. To aid in that duty, please view the list of applicants for the bar examination to be given Feb. 22-23, 2022.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2) (002)

By Jim Calloway, director, Management Assistance Program 

When we use software, we accept a lot of default settings. So many lawyers are just using whatever default font for email that came with Outlook or was selected by their IT department. Considering how much lawyers use email for important communications today, you should examine your options.

For example, if you are using a 10-point font for email, you are just being difficult to people with vision challenges or small monitors. If your practice focuses on elder law or estate planning, then a 12-point (or greater) font should be the standard for both email and client documents.

Standardizing on a new font for everyone in the law firm to use is actually a simple and quick process after you decide on your new font. Some legal professionals spend a lot of time examining fonts. There is even a book for sale titled Typography for Lawyers. If you aren’t willing to commit to that level of research, here’s a great blog post "10 Best Fonts for Email Design in 2021." This brief post informs you about font types and showcases the pros and cons of 10 fonts, making it simple to make a quick decision on font selection. Read more ...