Volume 2 No. 23 | June 8, 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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There is still plenty of time to register for the 2022 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference! While the OBA room block at the Choctaw Casino Resort 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.

Make plans to join us in Durant June 23-25 and get all your MCLE (including 2 hours of ethics) for the year during this three-day event in a fun, relaxed and informal setting. Take a look at the Conference Schedule to access course descriptions and more.

And 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!

Benefits in Brief: Fastcase

Did you know the OBA contracts with Fastcase online legal research software to provide national coverage with unlimited usage, customer service and printing at no cost to our members? Plus, Fastcase MobileSync allows members to link their account to a smartphone or tablet and automatically sync activity history and saved favorites on any of the Fastcase applications, so no work is ever lost. To use Fastcase, go to your MyOKBar account and click the "Fastcase" link in the box near the bottom of the 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.

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

Zachary J. "Zac" Foster authored the article "Beware the ‘Hook and Lateral’; Using Okla. Stat. Tit. 84, §8 for Outside Leverage":

"So, the question here is what the 'Hook and Lateral' has to do with energy law? Against Boise State, OU’s defense committed a cardinal sin: losing outside leverage to the sideline. Or, as my dad would say, 'Never leave the back gate open.' And Okla. Stat. tit. 84, §8 provides what OU’s defense did not on the 'Hook and Lateral': outside leverage."

Calling All Writers and Artists!

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

Elon Musk may have put Twitter in the headlines. But our data at the OBA suggests LinkedIn is now a very important social media tool for lawyers that is gaining popularity among professionals and business owners. The community of LinkedIn helps the admins explain the culture of the platform. There are plenty of places for political arguments and pictures of cats to be online, but LinkedIn is more serious and business oriented. Because the users encourage good behavior, there is a good chance you won’t have any insulting, argumentative or unbalanced responses to your posts when you post.

The American Bar Association e-zine, Law Practice Today, posted a great feature to assist you if you haven’t bothered to look at your own LinkedIn page for a few years. These strategies can assist you in reviewing how you are using LinkedIn and determining how your marketing efforts on the platform can be strengthened. The ABA post is titled 10 tips for effective LinkedIn marketing for lawyers.

Connect with the OBA on LinkedIn today!