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Law for People Free information and resources for the public, provided by the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and the Oklahoma Bar Association. Guardianship Materials. Learn about legal guardianships and guardians ad litem, plus get easy-to-understand information and a guidebook to assist you or a loved one through the process of

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Legal Resources – Oklahoma Bar Association

(7 days ago) TU Law Legal Clinic Tulsa law students and professors provide legal services to underserved segments of the community. 407 S. Florence Ave. Tulsa, OK 74104 (918) 631-5799; Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. Serving Native American issues in all 77 Oklahoma counties. 4200 N. Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 222 Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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Lawyers and Legal Fees – Oklahoma Bar Association

(3 days ago) Other directories, such as the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, can be found in many public libraries. Martindale-Hubbell contains listings of lawyers by state and city, biographical details on each lawyer, rating information and summaries of the areas of practice. It is the lawyer’s own choice to be listed in these directories.

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Technology Competence for Every Lawyer – Oklahoma …

(4 days ago) The smaller your law firm, the more important this is. What do lawyers need to master for their personal technology skills? That depends on many factors, including the lawyer’s type of practice. Since the theme of the upcoming OBA Annual Meeting is “Every Lawyer,” I thought I’d cover technology skills every lawyer should have.

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Law Day 2021 Theme: “Advancing the Rule of Law Now

(1 days ago) We asked Law Day Committee Chair Ed Wunch about the preparations for 2021 Law Day. Ed Wunch: “Law Day is a time for us to celebrate and educate the public about the legal system and the role of lawyers and judges in society. Many county bar associations and local judges (in typical years) put together local luncheons and bring in speakers to speak on …

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What are your rights as an employee

(9 days ago) The law protects employees and employers from unfair labor practices with respect to collective employee activity. Under the law, employees have the right to organize, join and assist labor organizations or engage in other concert­ed activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual interests.

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Oklahoma’s Uninsured Motorist Coverage Statute

(5 days ago) 1. 36 O.S. §3636 has undergone two revisions since August of 2008, (the last time the Oklahoma Bar Journal published an issue addressing insurance law), one on Nov. 1, 2009, and one on Nov. 1, 2014. 2. As is the case with any insurance coverage, an insurer providing UM coverage has a duty of good faith and fair dealing when handling a UM/UIM

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The Stigler Act Amendments of 2018

(5 days ago) On Dec. 31, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018.1 The amendments are the first comprehensive overhaul of the law governing conveyances of restricted Indian land in the state of Oklahoma in nearly 75 years and represent a significant change in federal Indian policy with respect to the Five Tribes of Oklahoma –.

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Business Organizations for Lawyers and Law Firms

(1 days ago) Federal, state or tribal law corporations, banks, insurance companies, publicly-traded entities and certain foreign entities will be taxed as corporations and cannot otherwise elect. Taxation of non-profit entities is unchanged. 6. Okla.Stat. tit. 18, §§801-19. Until the absence of control test is eliminated for limited partners,

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(8 days ago) Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Federal Trade Commission Southwest Netforce, and the National Attorneys General Association Antitrust Policy Task Force. She taught various Continuing Legal Education classes for the State of Oklahoma including Electronic Discovery and Ethics, The Zen of E-Discovery, and The Risks of

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Free Legal Information: Family Law – Oklahoma Law for People

(6 days ago) Oklahoma law prohibits remarriage or cohabitation with someone other than your now former spouse in the state of Oklahoma for a period of six months after the divorce is granted. During this six months, should you and your spouse decide to reconcile during this period, a joint application can be filed in the court and the decree will be set

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Ask A Lawyer TV Show – Oklahoma Bar Association

(6 days ago) Watch the 2020 Ask A Laywer TV show on OETA’s website.. The annual Ask A Lawyer TV show provides Oklahomans a better understanding of the rights and freedoms offered by our legal system. The program presents information about legal issues in easy-to-understand language. This year's program highlights three segments – bankruptcy, divorce and a spotlight on the …

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Licensed Legal Internship – Oklahoma Bar Association

(6 days ago) Program Information. The Licensed Legal Internship Program was established by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow law students and recent graduates the opportunity to obtain courtroom experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

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Mind Over Matter: Exploring the Fault Line Between

(8 days ago) He is a 2012 graduate of the TU College of Law. Melissa East is a partner at McDaniel Acord & Lytle PLLC in Tulsa. Her practice focuses on general civil litigation including the areas of construction law, personal injury law, environmental and toxic tort law, commercial business litigation and family law.

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Law Day Winners – Oklahoma Bar Association

(5 days ago) The OBA Law Day Committee thanks Oklahoma educators, students and their families for participating in the 2021 Law Day Contest. With a theme of “Advancing the Rule of Law Now,” the contest reminds all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty and pursue justice.

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First Steps in Building Your New Law Firm

(Just Now) Well, obviously, law firm management means different things depending on the size of the firm and the type of practice. The managing partner of a two hundred attorney firm has a vastly different view of management than a solo practitioner with one employee. But, the general tasks of law office management are similar no matter what the size of

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Oklahoma Bar Intellidrafts – Oklahoma Bar Association

(1 days ago) For new lawyers moving from law school into private practice, having access to checklists, practice aids and, yes, forms are all valuable resources for them that also benefit their clients. But I’d argue that for every lawyer, using automated document assembly to prepare routine legal documents is a better process:

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What are Your Rights and Duties as a Tenant

(3 days ago) A: Except in the case of a single family residence, your landlord must keep all common areas used by more than one tenant safe and clean; keep your premises in a safe, livable condition; keep all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances supplied by the landlord in good and safe working order; if your dwelling is more …

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Is Probate Needed

(4 days ago) Upon the death of a property owner, Oklahoma law provides for a legal process to take control of the deceased owner’s probate assets, assess their value, pay creditors and distribute the assets to the person’s legatees (if the person died with a will) or heirs (if the person died without a will).

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Methods for Resolving Conflicts and Disputes – Oklahoma

(5 days ago) Dispute decided on questions of law, resolved with business principles or a solution found through other fair, yet practical, means; Binding and easily enforceable; There will always be times when a courtroom trial is the best option.

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Standards of Professionalism – Oklahoma Bar Association

(2 days ago) 1.1 We understand that the law is a learned profession and that among its tenets are devotion to public service, improvement of the administration of justice, and access to justice for our fellow citizens. 1.2 A lawyer's word should be his or her bond. We will not knowingly misstate, distort or improperly exaggerate any fact, opinion or legal

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Requiring Mental Health Treatment and Involuntary

(Just Now) While there is no “black letter” law to this effect, one can argue that an individual who seeks out necessary mental health services displays enhanced responsibility and stability, despite their mental illness. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. John Wylie is a 1997 graduate of the OU College of Law. He is an of counsel attorney with Tombs Maxwell LLP, a

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A Videoconferencing Guide for Oklahoma Lawyers – Oklahoma

(2 days ago) Murphy’s Law of Videoconferencing states the more critical a videoconferenced meeting or hearing is, the more likely your normally well-functioning videoconferencing software will mysteriously quit. Yes, I made that rule up, but you still want to have two videoconferencing services you can use in case you have to go to Plan B.

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Fee Agreements and Bills That Clients Will Pay

(4 days ago) the law concerning attorney’s fees. The Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.5 governs fees. Emphasis has been added by the presenter. The applicable rule states at 5 Okla Stat. Appendix 3-a Rule 1.5: “(a) A lawyer's fee shall be reasonable. The factors to be considered in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following:

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‘Paperless’ Office Doesn’t Really Mean Paperless, It Does

(3 days ago) Law firms need to convert to paperless office processes and digital file management. Lawyers need to incorporate digital workflows for several reasons. Here are the two primary reasons: 1) Law firm backup procedures should protect the firm’s information and allow it to reconstitute its operations in the event of a digital or physical disaster.

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Beyond Biology: Schnedler v. Lee and Third-Party Custody

(5 days ago) Oklahoma law provides that any proceeding to repudiate the presumed paternity of a child must be filed within two years 4 to protect the child. The law is well settled that a biological parent cannot be deprived of custody of a child unless the parent is unfit, unsuited or unavailable, or the custody in the parent will cause actual harm to the

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The Right to Trial and Summary Judgement in Probate

(2 days ago) Under federal law, the right of access to courts derives from the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.14 Due process requires notice and an opportunity to be heard,15 but “due process requirements are highly flexible, with the nature of the proceeding determining whether a full trial-type hearing or something less is necessary.”16

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Does the Federal Criminal Code Allow Landlords to Evict

(6 days ago) The underlying issue here is whether the discretion afforded to such landlords under federal law creates an independent basis for eviction due to drug-related criminal activity, which would appear to preempt a state’s protection of medicinal cannabis use on residentially leased property.

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Email Attachments vs. Client Portals – Oklahoma Bar

(1 days ago) By Jim Calloway. Let me start by noting this particular column is focused on tools to use in a law practice. As the title suggests, this month I am going to discuss the differences between providing clients documents by sending them as email attachments versus providing the …

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Changes to the Oklahoma General Corporation Act – Oklahoma

(1 days ago) This article is designed to outline and briefly summarize the significant amendments and new statutes signed into law by the governor on May 17, 2017, and took effect on Nov. 1, 2017. FORMATION The first amendment to the Corporation Act provides leeway for incorporators who are acting on behalf of others.

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The Oklahoma Citizens Participation Act as a General Early

(8 days ago) Mr. Meek received his B.B.A. in energy management and his J.D. from the OU College of Law. He can be reached at [email protected]law.com. Noah E. W. Meek is an attorney at the Houston law firm Cardwell & Chang, PLLC, where his practice focuses primarily on commercial, real estate and healthcare litigation and commercial transactions.

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Legalized Sports Betting in Oklahoma – Oklahoma Bar

(5 days ago) The Senate bill would have operated through a supple ment to existing gaming compacts provided the tribe agrees “it shall not offer such additional covered game unless and until doing so would be legal under federal law.” 24 House Bill 3375 contained language that would have legalized sports betting pools, also through an addendum to the

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Noncompetes in Oklahoma Mergers and Aquisitions – Oklahoma

(3 days ago) What follows is an introduction to Oklahoma noncompete law in the context of business acquisitions. Covenants in restraint of trade have been disfavored by the common law since the 15th century.1They have been prohibited by statute in Oklahoma since 1890, when Oklahoma Territory adopted the Dakota Territory statute regarding covenants in

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Liquidated Damages Clauses in Coaching Contracts

(4 days ago) Oklahoma law, like Tennessee, Ohio and most other jurisdic tions, prohibits penalty clauses in contracts. Specifically, 12 O.S. §213 provides, “ Except as expressly provided in Section 215 at this title, penalties imposed by contract for any performances therefore are void… ” …

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Oklahoma Citizens Participation Act’s Applicability in

(Just Now) W hether a state law is procedural or substantive for Erie purposes is a question of federal law. 71 A state law is procedural, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, if it “concerns merely the manner and the means” in which state sub stantive rights are enforced, but if it would “significantly affect the result of the litigation,” it is

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Ethics Opinion No. 319 – Oklahoma Bar Association

(1 days ago) Schumacher, 519 P.2d 1116 (Kan. 1974), wherein the court decreed that, “some actions which may be taken with impunity by persons who have never been admitted to the practice of law, will be found to be in contempt if undertaken by a suspended or disbarred attorney.”. State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Ass’n v.

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Women in Law Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award Winners

(1 days ago) During law school, she worked at two different law firms, got married and had a child. From February 1976 to June 1982, she served Oklahoma County as an assistant district attorney, an assistant public defender, then back to the District Attorney’s Office. From 1980 to 1982, she was the chief assistant district attorney in the Juvenile Division.

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Handbook for Guardians of Children

(2 days ago) and responsibilities to the Ward, pursuant to law and Court orders. A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interests of the child, even if that is different than what the child wants. (30 O.S. §1-117) ADDITIONALLY, a Guardian ad Litem differs from an “Attorney for the Child.” A

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Creditors, Claims and Costs of Administering or Probating

(6 days ago) Oklahoma law clearly requires prior court approval for the payment of any and all fees for such services regardless of whether an attorney acts as special administrator, personal representative, executor, or attorney for an estate. Probate judges and the practicing bar must exercise diligence to ensure fees are not removed from an estate

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Ethics Opinion No. 316 – Oklahoma Bar Association

(1 days ago) Ethics Opinion No. 316. Adopted December 14, 2001. TOPIC: Law Related Business Between a Lawyer and a Client. INQUIRY: May an attorney engaged by a client for counseling in estate planning and trust matters provide estate planning services to the client and (1) offer to sell to the client financial products, such as insurance or securities

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The Unique Problems of a Tort

(9 days ago) The law is unclear. Unless a different rule is promulgated, the fallback answer should be as it is in most civil cases – the jury should decide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mbilike M. Mwafulirwa is an attorney at Brewster & DeAngelis PLLC. Mr. Mwafulirwa’s practice focuses on general litigation, civil rights and appellate law. He is a 2012 graduate of

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Thinking of Buying a Home

(4 days ago) Upon completion of the closing, you are the owner of the property. Get the keys, go look at the property, take a deep breath and prepare to turn the property into the property of your dreams. This pamphlet is based upon Oklahoma law and is issued to inform the public of some of the problems involved in buying a home.

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Marijuana and the Workplace: A Case Study – Oklahoma Bar

(4 days ago) Oklahoma law supports the right of employers to keep their worksites free of drugs and alcohol. 2 While certain limited protections exist for employees recovering from addiction (discussed below), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) expressly permits employers to prohibit the use or being under the influence of illegal drugs, including

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Pitfalls of Prosecuting Premises Liability Claims Against

(1 days ago) Even still, “tribal tort law is a product of common law, made up of traditions passed down by tribal elders.” 31 What this means is that a nonmember, “even after they have hired an attorney, will be walking into a tribal court with none of the jurisprudential certainty that they would have in state or federal court.” 32

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