Oklahoma Bar Association

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Oklahoma Bar Association
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Oklahoma City, OK
Location United States
Membership 16,417 in 2012; 3,724 out of state) [1]
Website http://www.okbar.org/

The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

History[edit]

The Oklahoma Territory Bar Association and the Indian Territory Bar Association merged in 1904 to form the Oklahoma Bar Association. After statehood in November 1907, the Oklahoma Legislature recognized the Association; however, it repealed the enacting legislation in 1938. In 1939 the Oklahoma Supreme Court reorganized the association and made membership mandatory to practice law in Oklahoma.[2]

Structure[edit]

The Oklahoma Bar Association is governed by a 17-member Board of Governors. Its members are lawyers elected by OBA members and meet monthly.[2]

OBA enforces the rule that Oklahoma lawyers must complete 12 credits of Continuing Legal Education every year.[3]

The bimonthly Oklahoma Bar Journal, established in 1930, is OBA's official member publication[4]

Although an arm of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, OBA does not receive any appropriations from the Oklahoma Legislature or other public or tax-related revenues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oklahoma Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-10-08 
  2. ^ a b About the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, retrieved 2012-10-08 
  3. ^ "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Oklahoma Bar Journal". State Bar Association of North Dakota. Retrieved 2012-10-08.