Volume 2 No. 22 | June 1, 2022


No published opinions this week.

Dispositions Other than by Published Opinions

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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SJR 43 Update

The 2nd Regular Session of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature adjourned sine die at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Prior to the end of the legislative session, SJR 43 was heard by its assigned House Conference Committee on May 18. The measure did not receive the necessary signatures to advance to a hearing of the full House, and is now considered dormant.

Click here to review previous information about SJR 43.

Applicants for July 2022 Oklahoma 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, the following is a list of applicants for the bar examination to be given July 26-27, 2022. Click here to see the list.

The Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine this list and bring to the board’s attention in a signed letter any information that might influence the board in considering the moral character and fitness to practice of any applicant for admission. Send correspondence to Cary Pirrong, Administrative Director, Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK  73152.

OBA Awards Honor Legendary Leaders

OBA Award nominations are due July 1! Did you know of the 15 awards presented annually, several were named to honor the outstanding contributions and memories of select individuals. Watch this video slideshow to learn more about these namesake OBA members, and honor their legacies by nominating someone you know today!

The May Oklahoma Bar Journal features several articles reflecting the Energy Law theme. Flip through the pages online in the interactive digital edition.

Kraettli Q. Epperson authored the article "Payment of Proceeds from Production Under the PRSA: The Obligation to Determine Current ‘Marketable Title’":

"The Production Revenue Standards Act (PRSA) requires, 'All proceeds from the sale of production shall be regarded as separate and distinct from all other funds of any person receiving or holding the same until such time as such proceeds are paid to the owners legally entitled thereto. Any person holding revenue or proceeds from the sale of production shall hold such revenue or proceeds for the benefit of the owners legally entitled thereto. Nothing in this subsection shall create an express trust.' However, there is an 'implied trust' created."

Do you express your creativity through writing or art? Submit articles related to the practice of law, something humorous, transforming or intriguing for the Oklahoma Bar Journal's “Back Page." Poetry, photography and artwork are also welcomed! Email your submission to barbriefs@okbar.org

Submissions should be about 500 words and/or high-resolution images.

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Marketing and sales is not typically taught in law school, except in the negative. There is significant attention paid to the possible ethical violations associated with inappropriate solicitation or other problematic approaches. But there is little attention paid to how to appropriately market.

Many standard sales techniques are not appropriate for legal marketing. There is much written on how to get a reluctant buyer to close the deal. But pressuring a reluctant potential client into hiring you is a poor approach.

In Buyer Journey: What Lawyers Should Know About the Psychology of Paying for Goods and Services, Mayowa Oyebadejo shares some insightful information on the four stages of the buyer journey. With so much marketing and commerce taking place online, these insights should be useful to any practicing lawyer. Mayowa Oyebadejo is representing PracticePanther at the OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference and will be giving a talk there on “Improving Your Firm’s Cash Flow Through Compliant Online Payment and Accounting Practices.” The Early Bird deadline for conference registration is June 6. Visit the conference website and register today.