Volume 2 No. 24 | June 15, 2022


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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Each year at the Annual Meeting, the OBA proudly recognizes those who are making a difference in our profession and community. These awards are bestowed upon worthy lawyers, law-related organizations and other individuals for their hard work in public service, leadership and professionalismThis is where you come in! Look among your peers, search your legal associations and contact local bar members to seek out those who should be recognized for their efforts.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 1 at 5 p.m. Visit www.okbar.org/awards for more information.

Twinkling lights, clinking glasses, dresses, tuxes and the swinging rhythms of jazz! Enjoy delicious food along with a lively and festive night inspired by the classic Jazz Age novel The Great Gatsby. During this year's Solo & Small Firm Conference, get in the true spirit of the night and bring your best Roaring 20s cocktail attire!

There is still plenty of time to register for the conference, set for June 23-25 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant. While the OBA room block is likely sold out, other hotels in the Durant area may still have openings, and those who live nearby are always welcome to commute. Click here to see a list of alternate hotels.

Take a look at the Conference Schedule to access course descriptions and more!

Board of Governors Vacancies

The deadline for submitting nominating petitions is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. A narrative bio in Word (not to exceed half of a page) and photograph with a resolution of 200 dpi or more is due by Sept. 2 to Alisha Davidson at alishad@okbar.org.

One representative is elected from each of the nine Supreme Court judicial districts, as such districts existed prior to Jan. 1, 2020, pursuant to Order No. SCBD 4483 (2020 OK 17).

For information on current board members and officers, visit the Board of Governors page.

Don't Forget!

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Remember to save the date for this year's OBA Annual Meeting, set for Nov. 2-4 at the new Oklahoma City Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Registration will open next month!

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

Jason L. Callaway and Trevor Hughes authored the article "Uneven Footing and the Enforcement of Indemnity Provisions in the Oilfield":

"Here’s the rub when it comes to §221: No one can say for sure how it will be applied when it comes to working in the oilfield. There simply aren’t that many cases interpreting the statute’s language, but there is already some conflict amongst the case law that does exist. On one hand, there seems to be no real dispute the initial building of structures as part of an oil and gas operation fits within §221’s meaning. But what about other kinds of work done on a well site, particularly after it is operating? Here is where things get tricky."

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.

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Many lawyers have determined their path for success is through narrowly focused law practices. The May 2022 issue of Law Practice Today has a niche practices theme. Several lawyers share how their niche practice works. Types of law practices profiled include equine law, esports law, cannabis law, mediation, rock and roll law and firearms law. There is also a feature on how to market a niche practice.