Volume 2 No. 21 | May 25, 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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In Observance Of The Memorial Day Holiday

OBA Awards Honor Legendary Leaders

OBA Award nominations are due July 1! Did you know of the 15 awards presented annually, several were named to honor the outstanding contributions and memories of select individuals. Watch this video slideshow to learn more about these namesake OBA members, and honor their legacies by nominating someone you know today!

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

Jennifer Castillo authored the article "Public Utility Ratemaking 101 for Non-Regulatory Lawyers":

"Winter Storm Uri, which struck a large portion of the United States with freezing precipitation and below-freezing temperatures, caused wellhead and pipe freezing that ultimately resulted in numerous outages, as well as the implementation of curtailment measures. Another result was the extreme increase in natural gas and wholesale electric prices across the region. Rather than simply pass the extraordinary costs caused by Uri through a general rate increase, which would have been a hardship on Oklahoma utility customers, public electric utilities have taken advantage of the Regulated Utility Consumer Protection Act. As a result, Oklahoma consumers will be impacted less due to the ability to amortize the costs of Uri over a longer period of time."

CLE In Focus: Emerging LGBTQ+ Issues - Access to Safety and Justice

  • Friday, June 3 | 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
  • Oklahoma Bar Center or live webcast

Join OBA CLE June 3 for a discussion of  "Emerging LGBTQ+ Issues - Access to Safety and Justice." Topics during this informative session will include employment, housing, education, healthcare and family law issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ clients. A practical guide to judicial and administrative gender marker changes will also be addressed. Register now and earn six total credit hours (including one hour of ethics).

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby recently administered the Oath of Attorney to more than 50 new admittees during a ceremony at the Oklahoma Judicial Center. Congratulations to the state’s newest lawyers! A photo gallery of the event is now online!


Featured CLE: Mental Health

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

“Smartphones and other mobile devices may be the driving force behind attorneys’ inability to disconnect from work once they leave the office or shut their laptops for the day, according to results from a Bloomberg Law survey.” That is the opening for a Bloomberg Law feature with some tips and suggestions for disconnecting: ANALYSIS: Trouble Disconnecting? Put Down Your Phone After Hours.

Seventy-eight percent of lawyers responding to the survey agreed with the statement, “I don’t feel like I can disconnect from work because mobile devices mean I’m always available.” Always available is not a formula for long-term career success. We encourage you to read this feature and see if any of the suggestions make sense for you to use.