Volume 2 No. 40 | Oct. 5, 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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The Omni Oklahoma City Hotel pays homage to the heritage and modern progress of the city. With its convenient location next door to the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center, it's the host hotel for this year's OBA Annual Meeting. The deadline to reserve a room under the OBA room block is Monday, Oct. 10.

To reserve your room, please call Omni Hotels & Resorts at 1-800-THE-OMNI and refer to the Oklahoma Bar Association.

This year’s Annual Meeting will feature a variety of content and speakers who will join us in celebrating our state’s Native American heritage while exploring the various facets of law related to tribes, tribal people and tribal sovereignty. Thursday's CLE options are included with your Annual Meeting registration at no additional cost!

The Thursday morning plenary session will feature a variety of topics related to tribal sovereignty. The Thursday afternoon session, sponsored by the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program, will focus will be on wellness, mental health and substance abuse. This Wellness Matters CLE is approved for three hours of Ethics credit – you can satisfy your Ethics requirement for the entire year at no additional cost!


Oklahoma Bar Journal: Gaming in Focus

October Gaming Feature Images

The October Oklahoma Bar Journal focuses on the topic of "Gaming," and the print version will arrive in your mailboxes soon. Check out the interactive digital version online now featuring the following articles related to gaming:

Is Sports Betting in Oklahoma Inevitable?
By John T. Holden

Each Roll of the Dice and Spin of the Wheel: The Future of Oklahoma Tribal-State Gaming Compacts
By Jennifer N. Lamirand, Mike McBride III and Greg Buzzard

Preliminary Observations on the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Landscape after the McGirt and Castro-Huerta Decisions
By William R. Norman Jr., M. Vincent Amato and Michael McMahan

And in the PLUS section, don't miss:

The Risks of Failing to Timely Serve Your Defendant
By Evan Humphreys

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"Oklahoma is a state born from a diverse mixture of race, gender, ethnicity, language and culture. From the forced removal in the 1830s of various eastern tribes into the Indian Territory to the opening of the Oklahoma Land Run at noon on April 22, 1889, the marriage of the Indian and Oklahoma territories into the state of Oklahoma in 1907 has been populated by an incredible mix of diverse individuals. The history of Oklahoma is a story of romance, adversity and adventure. Oklahoma is a story of brave men and women of all races and ethnicities who, out of toil, hardship and suffering, raised themselves up with marvelous achievement. An understanding of Oklahoma’s history provides our members a better knowledge of the society in which we live and a closer understanding of the political, economic and social institutions in which we practice law."


"It is now the duty of YLD members to select those who will ultimately lead. Please look at the candidates in your district, and don’t forget to vote! Remember: Every lawyer who was first admitted to the practice of law in any jurisdiction within the past 10 years is automatically a member of the YLD and is eligible to vote." — Dylan D. Erwin, YLD Chair

Voting for YLD elections is conducted by electronic ballot. Ballots were emailed to YLD members Oct. 3. You may cast your vote any time before midnight, Oct. 17. If you have not received a ballot, contact YLD Elections Chair April Moaning.


Notice of Budget Hearing

Pursuant to Article VII, Section 1 of the Rules Creating and Controlling the Oklahoma Bar Association, Brian T. Hermanson, president-elect and Budget Committee chairperson, has set a public hearing on the 2023 Oklahoma Bar Association budget for 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Oklahoma Bar Center, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., in Oklahoma City. Budget details are available online. Click here to view.

The purpose of the OBA is to engage in those activities enumerated in the Rules Creating and Controlling the Oklahoma Bar Association (the “Rules”) and the OBA Bylaws (the “Bylaws”). The expenditure of funds by the OBA is limited both as set forth in the Rules and Bylaws and by OBA policy in compliance with Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990). If any member feels that any actual or proposed expenditure is not within such purposes of, or limitations on the OBA, then such member may object by following the procedures set forth at https://www.okbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OBA_KellerPolicy.pdf

In accordance with the Keller policy, an independent auditor will review and certify the "opt out" amount for legislative activity. That will be reflected on the annual dues statement, and the certification and pro rata calculation will be listed at MyOKBar prior to the budget hearing.

Featured CLE

A Quick Tip for iOS Mail App Users

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

I tend to use the iOS mail app on my iPhone even though I also have the Outlook app installed. By default, it displays threaded messages in your inbox. So, when there are several replies to an email, only the single subject line is displayed in the inbox, and the normal right pointing arrow used to open an email has a circle around it to indicate there are multiple emails in the thread.

Sometimes it is useful to display an entire thread so you can quickly reference the prior emails. But in my experience, it also increases the possibility of missing an email. Then there was that day when two individuals were corresponding with me and both used blank subject lines. So, Mail combined them both into one thread.

Here’s my take on threaded emails in Mail. The feature should be turned off for the most part. It only takes a few seconds to do so. That means when you want to see that display, it takes a few seconds to turn it back on.

Click Settings, scroll down to select Mail and then scroll down to Organize by Thread and unselect it.

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