Vol. 3 No. 10 | March 8, 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.

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Join us Tuesday, March 21, for our annual Day at the Capitol! Walk-in registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma Bar Center, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. During the event, OBA members will hear about legislation that impacts various practice areas. Attendees will also hear from judges and bar leaders. Lunch will be served at the bar center before attendees head to the Capitol to meet with legislators.

"I begin each day with a choice: whether I get up with my first alarm – also known as the 'ambitious alarm' – which is set for the person I want to be, or whether I get up with the safety alarm, which is set for the person I know I really am. Then the real struggle begins. Do I press snooze once or not at all? It is a slippery slope and often occurs on Mondays. Once I have made the commitment to get up and start my day, another struggle hits me. Do I have time to stop for a coffee and breakfast, or do I make the more prudent choice of making a cup at home? When I consider that the day begins with decision-making, it is no wonder decision fatigue sets in early and often and can result in an overwhelming sense of disorganization.

With so many happenings in our daily lives, it is hard to find time for reflection and self-evaluation. However, the more I work to keep my promises to myself from February, where I discussed a Sunday-through-Friday view and setting clear priorities, I find that it might be easier and more innate than I think. When I stop to reflect, I realize end-of-the-week Janet is proud of first-of-the-week Janet."

In Memoriam: 1993 OBA President Bob Rabon

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Hugo attorney and 1993 OBA President Bob Rabon died March 5. He was 83 years old. Mr. Rabon received his J.D. from the OU College of Law in 1968 and practiced in Hugo for more than 54 years. He served as general counsel of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for 47 years and was currently serving as an appellate judge on the Choctaw Nation Court of Appeals.

In addition to his service as OBA president, he served on the OBA Board of Governors from 1987 to 1989 and was president-elect in 1992. He was a Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He was also a faculty member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Sovereignty Symposium.

Mr. Rabon served on the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) from 1989 to 1995 and received an award for his outstanding service as chairman and member of the JNC. In 1997, he was admitted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Rabon was a member of the Oklahoma Council on Judicial Complaints from 1995 to 2005 and served as chair of the council in 2000 and 2002.

He received many awards throughout his career, including the OBF Distinguished Service Award in 1992-93, the Outstanding Service Award from Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Co. in 2003 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In recognition of his service to the bar and his community, former Gov. Brad Henry proclaimed June 30, 2004, "Bob Rabon Day."

Services for Mr. Rabon will be held at the Church of the Holy Cross in Paris, Texas, Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Many lawyers use Dropbox. One of its powerful features is file sharing. However, there have been several highly publicized instances of sharing errors where confidential client documents were compromised.

If you are a Dropbox user, the post "Exchanging Files with Dropbox" is a great read, which outlines the different ways you can share files with Dropbox. Different situations call for different file sharing techniques.

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