Vol. 4 No. 24 | June 12, 2024


No published opinions this week.

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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2024 WIL Conference STD Med Rec


Don't miss this Annual Meeting tradition! Enjoy a delicious meal with your friends and colleagues and, in keeping with the "Summer School" theme, hear from three of our state's past university presidents during "Tales From the Principal's Office." Several OBA Awards will be presented during the luncheon as well. This event is always a sellout, so register today! Tickets for the Annual Luncheon can be added to your Annual Meeting registration.

"The story of the 2016 Water Settlement Agreement begins with the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek of 1830. The Choctaw Nation agreed to trade their homelands in Mississippi for land west of the Mississippi River that would be held in fee simple and exclusive of any state government. Choctaw scouts surveyed available lands and chose what is now water-rich southeast Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation joined their cousin tribe in 1837 and became a retroactive party to the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. The Chickasaw Nation signed a new treaty with the U.S. federal government in 1855. After the Civil War, both the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations signed the Treaty of 1866, which ceded lands west of the 98th meridian to the U.S. government. This treaty also allowed railroads to cross tribal land, enabling increased nontribal settlement."

"While at my parents’ for Mother’s Day weekend, we were relaxing in the living room and watching TV. We stopped on one of our favorite movies, The Money Pit, a 1986 Tom Hanks film about a couple who buys a 'fixer-upper' bargain home and quickly realizes they have bitten off more than they can chew. There are days when I can feel Anna and Walter’s pain. The Oklahoma Bar Center opened its doors on Sept. 21, 1962, at the time new, gleaming, modern construction 'proclaimed to be a symbol of the legal profession’s dedication to the public good.' Nearly 62 years and at least two major renovations later, the building our association calls home still stands as an elegant and welcoming beacon to those who serve and lead in our profession."

Artificial intelligence is already transforming the practice of law. Are you ready to learn how? Join us on July 12 for the "Artificial Intelligence: Shaping the Future of Law Practice" conference. This event, held in conjunction with this year’s Annual Meeting in Norman (July 10-12), will feature top experts discussing the latest AI innovations in the legal field.


  1. Go to www.okbar.org/annualmeeting
  2. Click on the registration button
  3. Log in
  4. Click the registration for the AI conference
  5. Be sure to un-check the box next to Annual Meeting
  6. Check out

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your practice with cutting-edge information on the latest AI technology. We can't wait to see you there!

Calling all county bar associations! It's time to submit your local delegates to this year's House of Delegates, which will be held July 12 during the 2024 OBA Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Norman.

In accordance with OBA bylaws, the House of Delegates shall be composed of one delegate or alternate from each county of the state, who shall be an active or senior member of the bar of such county. A PDF is available online with the count of members per county and the corresponding number of delegates and alternates allowed for each county.

Contact Mark Schneidewent at marks@okbar.org for more information.

Hotel accommodations must be booked separately for the Annual Meeting. The Embassy Suites room block is full, but a room block has been reserved at the nearby Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The Annual Meeting rate is $107 and includes breakfast. Please note that the discounted room rate is available beginning July 10, with check out by July 12. To book your room, visit the Holiday Inn website or call the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 405-928-5300 and mention the Oklahoma Bar Association Group Block. The deadline to reserve your room at the discounted rate is June 25.

The list of applicants for the July 30-31 bar exam has been published online.

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.

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.

We want to feature your work in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. "The Back Page" is a space for attorneys to share their creative work. Submit advice or articles related to the legal field, share something transforming or intriguing, or show off your photography skills. Email your submissions of roughly 500 words or high-resolution photos to OBA Communications Director Lori Rasmussen.

Featured CLE

By OBA MAP Director Jim Calloway

As all lawyers in private practice understand, good clients and good client relationships are key to the success of a law practice. Author Jay Harrington outlines the benefits that can occur from improving your client communication game in his post "Client Conversations: You’re Not Bugging Your Clients If You’re Providing Value."

In today’s law practices, it may make sense to invest more time in conversations with more clients who are not billed.

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.

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