- 2022 OK 66: IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF WALKER
- 2022 OK 67: IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF SCOTT
- 2022 OK 68: STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. SILVERNAIL
- 2022 OK 69: STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. KAUFMAN
- 2022 OK 70: IN RE AMENDMENT OF RULES 1.5 AND 1.200 OF OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT RULES
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.
Did you know of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 25 were lawyers? The U.S. National Archives maintains a factsheet of all those who signed this critical founding document, including their occupations, birthplaces and ages. Click here to see the full list online. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
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 professionalism. This 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 has been extended to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. Visit www.okbar.org/awards for more information.
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 350 words) and photograph with a resolution of 200 dpi or more is due by Sept. 2 to Alisha Davidson at email@example.com. More information about Board of Governors vacancies is available online.
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.
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.
By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director
Planning for retirement is often complicated by the fact that many lawyers love their careers, and their self-image is grounded in being a lawyer. On the other hand, there are also lawyers counting the days until they close their practices. A year or so ago, I attended an online program put on by another state bar association where one speaker said his most important advice is you need to be running toward something in retirement, not away from something.
“A funny thing happened on the way to my retirement” by lawyer Stratton Horres was published in this month’s ABA Journal. He echoes the advice of planning something to retire to. He tells his own story of how winding down has opened more opportunities. But the primary reason I am sharing this is his section on taking your own deposition to clarify retirement plans. His questions are worth considering whether you are a year from retirement or a decade. If your retirement date is coming soon and you are in private practice, don’t forget the OBA Management Assistance Program provides a Closing Your Law Practice page with forms, checklists and other resources.