2013 OBA Awards Presentation

OBA Award Plaque

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Law School Luncheons

Outstanding Senior Law School Student Award
   OCU – Taylor Robertson, Dallas, Texas
   OU – Selby P. Brown, Oklahoma City
   TU – Diane Hernandez, Denver, Colo.

Thursday, Nov. 14
Annual Luncheon

Earl Sneed Award
for outstanding continuing legal education contributions
    Donna J. Jackson, Oklahoma City
    D. Kenyon Williams Jr., Tulsa

Award of Judicial Excellence
for excellence of character, job performance or achievement while a judge and service to the bench, bar and community
    Judge Clancy Smith, Tulsa/Oklahoma City

Liberty Bell Award
for non-lawyers or lay organizations for promoting or publicizing matters regarding the legal system
    Women’s Service and Family Resource Center

Joe Stamper Distinguished Service Award
to an OBA member for long-term service to the bar association or contributions to the legal profession
    Steven Barghols, Oklahoma City

Alma Wilson Award
for an OBA member who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of Oklahoma children
    Ben Loring, Miami

Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award
to an OBA member practicing 10 years or more who for conduct, honesty, integrity and courtesy best represents the highest standards of the legal profession
    Reid E. Robison, Oklahoma City

John E. Shipp Award for Ethics
to an OBA member who has truly exemplified the ethics of the legal profession either by 1) acting in accordance with the highest standards in the face of pressure to do otherwise or 2) by serving as a role model for ethics to the other members of the profession
    Frederick K. Slicker, Tulsa

Fern Holland Courageous Lawyer Award
to an OBA member who has courageously performed in a manner befitting the highest ideals of our profession
    Albert J. Hoch Jr., Oklahoma City
    David Prater, Oklahoma City
    Micheal Salem, Norman

President's Awards
Cathy Christensen, Oklahoma City
Joe Vorndran, Shawnee
Drew Edmondson, Oklahoma City
Melissa DeLacerda, Stillwater
OBA Staff

Friday, Nov. 15
General Assembly

Outstanding County Bar Association Award
for meritorious efforts and activities
    Comanche County Bar Association
    Osage County Bar Association

Hicks Epton Law Day Award
for individuals or organizations for noteworthy Law Day activities
    Custer County Bar Association
    LeFlore County Bar Association

Golden Gavel Award
for OBA Committees and Sections performing with a high degree of excellence
    Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program Committee

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
for a member of the OBA Young Lawyers Division for service to the profession
    Jennifer Castillo, Oklahoma City

Outstanding Service to the Public Award
for significant community service by an OBA member
    Molly Aspan, Tulsa
    Linda Scoggins, Oklahoma City

Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service
by an OBA member
    William J. Doyle, Tulsa
    Gaylene McCallum, Bartlesville

Golden Quill Award
best Oklahoma Bar Journal article (selected by Board of Editors)
    Doris J. Astle, Tulsa/Western Oklahoma
    Duane Croft, Norman

Fees do not include hotel accommodations. For reservations call Sheraton Hotel at 405-235-2780.

Hotel and Convention Center Map

Public parking is available at the Century Center and the Cox Convention CenterIn the event those lots are full, the next nearest parking facility is the Santa Fe garage. Valet parking at the Sheraton Hotel is available for $25 per day. Additional information about parking options in Downtown Oklahoma  City can be found at www.parkingokc.com.

The deadline for reserving Sheraton OKC Hotel rooms at the special OBA rate has passed. If you missed the deadline, Craig Combs is holding a small block of room reservations for you. Please contact him at craigc@okbar.org or call 405.416.7040 to book a room reservation.

Registration fee includes:

President's Legal Superhero Reception
Wednesday hospitality
OBA Sections Present An Evening With Oklahoma's Best: Art, Music, Food & Wine
Thursday hospitality
Convention gift
Vendor's Expo


Continental Breakfast
President's Legal Superhero Reception


Annual Luncheon
OBA Sections Present An Evening WIth Oklahoma's Best:
Art, Music, Food & Wine


President's Breakfast
General Assembly
House of Delegates

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