Vol. 3 No. 26 | June 28, 2023


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.

Member Transitions

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Bar Center Holiday Hours

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The Oklahoma Bar Center will close from 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, through Tuesday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, resuming regular business hours.

The deadline for OBA Awards nominations has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, July 14. It is a longstanding tradition for the OBA to honor lawyers and law-related organizations that show exemplary service and leadership with these prestigious awards. Don't forget to submit your award nomination!

Nomination Rules and Tips

  • Nominations can be as short as a one-page letter to the Awards Committee; however, the entire nomination cannot exceed five single-sided, 8 ½ x 11-inch pages (including exhibits and support letters).
  • A nomination form is not required, but it is available.
  • Be sure to include the name of the person being nominated and the person (or organization) making the nomination.
  • If you think someone qualifies for awards in several categories, pick one award and only do one nomination. The OBA Awards Committee may consider the nominee for an award in a category other than the one in which you nominate that person.
  • You can email, mail or fax your nomination or fill out the online nomination form (pick one):

Email: awards@okbar.org (you will receive a confirmation reply)
Mail: OBA Awards Committee, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Fax: 405-416-7089

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence; however, the document was not actually signed until nearly a month later on Aug. 2. Of the 56 delegates who signed the declaration, 25 of them were lawyers. The National Archives maintains a list of the signers, including ages, locations and occupations.

Every year, the OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference welcomes solo and small firm attorneys from across Oklahoma to connect and learn about technology, management tips and legal topics affecting their practices. This year, OBA members and their families convened at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa. Members had multiple options for CLE, attended a poolside reception and even enjoyed a masquerade ball! Check out the photo highlights from this year's event.

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Graphic showing how the Cyrillic letter "A" is very hard to differentiate from the standard letter "A."

As you know, many of the biggest threats to your law firm’s data security arrive frequently in your inbox.

We have learned to be cautious about unexpected emails with attachments to open or links to click. One of the most important self-protection techniques is to place your cursor on the link so you can see a preview of where the link will take you. If the target site is different than the displayed link, that is a huge red flag, particularly if the link is to a website hosted in certain countries.

The latest attempt to avoid that simple security process we all understand is that some criminals have used international characters to create a fake domain that looks almost exactly like the real domain. Often the letter "a" is substituted for a Cyrillic letter "а," which, as you can see in our graphic, is very hard to differentiate. Google has updated Chrome to attempt to deal with this, and no doubt other browsers are following suit. But it is a challenge for everyone. There are other letters that can be similarly faked, so be cautious with your clicks. For more information, see "Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block" from Network World.


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