Vol. 4 No. 1 | Jan. 3, 2024


No published opinions this week.

No published opinions this week.

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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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"Going on six years, Oklahoma City-based attorney Miles Pringle has served on the OBA Board of Governors, but his involvement in bar committees and sections spans more than a decade – since his first year out of law school in 2010. This year, Mr. Pringle, who currently works as executive vice president and general counsel at The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma City, takes the reins as OBA president – an undertaking he is greatly looking forward to. Mr. Pringle has already hit the ground running, engaging with and listening to members during his year as president-elect and establishing some major goals for the OBA in 2024."

The January edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal is now online. The theme of this issue is "Litigation & Trial Practice." This month's issue also provides an in-depth look at the volunteer lawyers who will lead the association in 2024.


Do Right, Fear Not: Professionalism and the Oklahoma Lawyer
By Justice Steven W. Taylor

Take Five, But Civilly: A Civil Litigator’s Primer on the Fifth Amendment
By Andrew J. Hofland and Justin A. Lollman

The Art of Using Interpreters in Trial Practice
By Elissa Stiles

Objection: ‘Shut Up!’
By M. Shane Henry

Legal Project Management for In-House Litigation Counsel
By Jennifer Castillo

Long-Awaited Changes to Rule 702 Impact Qualification and Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony and May Signal Changes to Oklahoma Law
By Timothy F. Campbell and Anamayan Narendran

The McBee Footnote and Waiving Affirmative Defenses Through Reservations of Time
By Spencer C. Pittman

Use of Focus Group Testing in Early Case Assessment: An In-House Attorney’s Perspective
By Jennifer Castillo

"I am humbled and excited to serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association president for 2024. As a native Oklahoman and third-generation attorney, it is an honor to serve our honorable profession. I hope to make you proud.

Perhaps you feel it too, but I believe we are at a moment of great change. That means the practice of law is in the midst of change as well. For example, our demographics are shifting. The OBA has more members over the age of 80 than under the age of 30. Nevertheless, Oklahoma’s population and the number of businesses continue to grow. That means lawyers are needed to serve the needs of more clients than ever."

"Just as this year’s OBA Annual Meeting is moving up to July, the annual call for entries for OBA Awards is moving up for 2024 as well. As is our customary practice, these awards will be presented during the meeting – that means your nominations are being accepted right now.

Each year, the Oklahoma Bar Association proudly recognizes those lawyers who represent the best of the best in our profession, as well as those law-related organizations that support our members and the legal profession. Please help our association continue its legacy of recognition by nominating one of your worthy colleagues for a 2024 OBA Award."

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Featured CLE

By OBA MAP Director Jim Calloway

When it came to new technology, 2023 was definitely the year of artificial intelligence. The first time many lawyers heard of ChatGPT was a lawyer’s problematic attempt to let ChatGPT do his research and write his brief. But there are many AI services that are ready to use today. Among these are AI document summaries and AI-powered note taking apps. This week, we encourage readers to review "The Best AI Tools for Taking Notes" from PC Magazine. Lawyers do need to experiment with AI-powered note-taking tools, and this is a timely review of the apps a lawyer might consider.

The Oklahoma Bar Journal is a publication of the Oklahoma Bar Association. All rights reserved. Copyright© 2024 Oklahoma Bar Association. Statements or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Oklahoma Bar Association, its officers, Board of Governors, Board of Editors or staff. Although advertising copy is reviewed, no endorsement of any product or service offered by any advertisement is intended or implied by publication. Advertisers are solely responsible for the content of their ads, and the OBA reserves the right to edit or reject any advertising copy for any reason. Legal articles carried in The Oklahoma Bar Journal are selected by the Board of Editors. Information about submissions can be found at www.okbar.org.