OBA Annual Meeting 17 | Nov. 1-3
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YOU’LL LOVE THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL MEETING

Learn ways to love your law practice even more with great speakers, great events and good times with great friends at this year’s Annual Meeting. Plus, choose from optional CLE courses with nationally recognized speakers and add-on luncheons.

The conference gift with meeting registration will be Nora Riva Bergman’s popular book, 50 Lessons for Lawyers, with the latest strategies on productivity, marketing and leadership.

EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

Catch up with friends from across the state and join President Linda Thomas on Wednesday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Judicial Nominating Commission. JNC members past and present will be honored. Enjoy complimentary drinks and food, plus an anniversary cake! The reception is free with Annual Meeting registration; each registrant receives two beverage tickets.

ANNUAL LUNCHEON

Attorney Coach Nora Riva Bergman will share “For the Love of Productivity: 40 Tips in 40 Minutes” in a fast-paced, TED-talk style presentation at the Thursday Annual Luncheon. Learn how to manage the challenges of practicing law today – deadlines, staffing issues, marketing, emails, demanding clients. OBA award winners will also be honored at this event. Tickets are available with or without meeting registration; sponsored by the OBA Family Law Section.

Want more tips? Check out the CLE plenary session that morning. Ms. Bergman will present “Earn More. Stress Less. Be Awesome. 12 Simple Strategies to Help You Fall in Love … With Your Law Practice,” sharing strategies for helping lawyers achieve a sound balance in their personal and professional lives you can put to work in your practice right now. See the CLE page for details.

SHOW YOUR LOVE AT THE JAZZ HALL OF FAME

Join your peers at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – a unique venue only a seven-minute walk from the hotel – and show some love to lawyers celebrating their 50-, 60- and 70-year membership anniversaries, as well as your outgoing section and committee chairpersons. Attendees are encouraged to embrace the Jazz Age and dress in their best Roaring 20s attire. The reception will start right after meetings end. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and OBA sections.

DELEGATES BREAKFAST

Kick off the last day of Annual Meeting and join your county bar delegates for breakfast. This year’s Friday morning breakfast will be a ticketed event, free for delegates or only $30 for nondelegates.

Jill Donovan, founder and creative genius of the iconic Rustic Cuff jewelry and accessories company, will be the keynote speaker at the Delegates Breakfast. She will share her story of passion and love as head of the fast-growing company. As an OBA member and a former TU College of Law professor, she brings keen insight to members of the bar. 

The company has also designed a limited-edition OBA bracelet. Net proceeds will benefit OBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers and Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes programs. They will be sold at the Annual Meeting registration desk beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1. Supplies are limited, no preorders.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY & HOUSE OF DELEGATES

The most important association business of the year takes place Friday morning – OBA award presentations, updates from judicial and OBA leaders, bar leadership selections and consideration of resolutions. For resolutions to be published in the Oct. 21 Oklahoma Bar Journal and in the official General Assembly and House of Delegates publication, proposed resolutions in bill format must be submitted to Executive Director John Morris Williams by Oct. 2. See candidates and resolutions on the Bar Business page.

FOUR GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND OBA ANNUAL MEETING

  • NETWORK & RECONNECT

    This statewide gathering of lawyers offers face-to-face networking like no other event. Meet up with old friends or introduce yourself and make connections, gain lifelong friends or even get some referrals!

  • LEARN NEW THINGS

    Get your CLE from nationally recognized speakers! Plus, hear fast-paced productivity tips from speaker Nora Riva Bergman at the Annual Luncheon and catch up on bar business at the General Assembly and House of Delegates meetings.

  • MEET VENDORS

    Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to visit with top vendors. These companies offer products and services to enhance your practice, and many of them offer exclusive OBA member benefits.

  • HAVE FUN!

    Annual Meeting isn’t all business! Celebrate fair and impartial courts at the President's Reception and join the OBA sections as they “Show Some Love” at the Jazz Hall of Fame. Afterward, mingle in the hospitality suites.