RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR SPECIAL JUDGE JOHN M. GERKIN
A retirement reception will be held Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm, for Special Judge John M. Gerkin. Please come and wish him a happy retirement and share some stories.
Washington County Courthouse
Third (3rd) Floor Jury Room
420 S Johnstone Ave
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Tulsa County Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Foundation
Present the 2016
Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Linda S. Thomas, Esq.
Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors 2016 President-Elect.
Thomas is a sole practitioner in Bartlesville, focusing her practice in all areas of law associated with children and family. She received her J.D. from the TU College of Law and was admitted to the OBA in 1994.
Thomas served on the OBA Board of Governors, as OBA vice president and is currently serving on the OBA Professional Responsibility Commission. She has served as the chair or co-chair of the OBA Leadership Academy Task Force since 2007, and on numerous committees and task forces.
Thomas is the recipient of two OBA President’s Awards for excellence in leadership and outstanding service, the Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award, special recognition award from the Washington County Bar Association for her leadership, professionalism, and dedication to the bar and community, and was named as one of Oklahoma’s pioneering women lawyers in Leading the Way: A Look at Oklahoma’s Pioneering Women Lawyers.
She is active in her community, having served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Bartlesville Area United Way, Big Brothers and Sisters of Green Country, Bartlesville Family Care Services and the Run the Streets program, where she also served as a youth mentor.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Tulsa
Doors Open at 11:30 am & Program Begins at Noon
*Reservation Due By Monday, August 22nd, 5:00 PM
Tulsa County Bar Association
1446 South Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74119-3612
In observance of Independence Day, the Tulsa County Bar Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. We would like to wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!
(Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, July 5, 2016.)
20 Jun / 2016
The dedication of Courtroom 605 as the Judge Carlos J. Chappelle Ceremonial Courtroom will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9am.
Date: Friday, July 8, 2016
Location: Tulsa County Courthouse, 6th Floor, Courtroom 605
$540/Package Price – Contact Bethany Lyon 918-584-5243 ext. 223
“Estate Planning Practice Management CLE Series”
Lunch Served at 11:30am
Session from 12:00-12:50pm
This Estate Planning Series includes twelve (12) CLE sessions. The series is designed for lawyers who have been in the Estate Planning practice area less than 2 years, and will enable participants to practice in the Estate Planning area profitability and with confidence. The seminar is limited to twenty (20) participants, in order to encourage discussion. Lunch will be provided.
Course presented by Philip R. Feist, Shareholder and Director at Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens
DATES: Classes held Wednesday’s, Noon-12:50pm from June 29, 2016 – September 14, 2016.
Philip R. Feist is a practiced Estate Planning attorney with over twenty years of legal experience. Feist helps clients determine the best plan for transferring wealth based on the unique circumstances of the family. Feist also has a Master of Theology. He is also licensed to practice law in California, Florida, Kansas, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Session 1: June 29, 2016 “Estate Planning Practice Management”
Session 2: July 6, 2016 “Basic Plan Documents: Issues and Elements”
Session 3: July 13, 2016 “Trusts, Part I: Essential Elements”
Session 4: July 20, 2016 “Trusts, Part II: Drafting for Trustee and Administration Issues”
Session 5: July 27, 2016 “Trusts, Part III: Drafting for Beneficiary Issues”
Session 6: August 3, 2016 “Trusts, Part IV: Drafting for Asset Issues”
Session 7: August 10, 2016 “Trusts: Part V: Drafting for Tax Issues”
Session 8: August 17, 2016 “Lifetime Wealth Transfers”
Session 9: August 24, 2016 “Asset Protection Planning”
Session 10: August 31, 2016 “Post-Mortem Planning”
Session 11: September 7, 2016 “Probate Administration Issues”
Session 12: September 14, 2016 “Probate Litigation”
CLE = 1.0 Hour/Session (12.0 Hours CLE Total)
Program begins at Noon. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Lunch is Included
$540/Package Price – Contact Bethany Lyon 918-584-5243 ext. 223
Tulsa County Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship
Law Students entering their first-year of school are encouraged to apply for the TCBF Law School Scholarship. Part-time students who are entering their first year are also eligible.
The Tulsa County Bar Foundation is authorized to fund law school scholarships of up to $2,500 per individual per year. The scholarships are intended for the benefit of law students in or from Tulsa County who are accepted to an ABA-accredited law school. The scholarships are offered and administered without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender or disability.
While the scholarships are intended for the benefit of law students from Tulsa County, the Foundation recognizes that a student from Tulsa County may attend a law school outside Tulsa County and that students from other locations may attend law school in Tulsa County. The test for eligibility for consideration for a Foundation scholarship is therefore whether the student has “a significant connection” to Tulsa County in the judgment of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.
An award made to a first year student may be renewed in each of the following years in law school. The total funding offered to any student shall not exceed three times the amount of his or her first scholarship, and the distribution of such funding shall be over a time period not exceeding four years. Although each recipient will need to re-apply for the scholarship each year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory academic performance has been achieved, the student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available.
In selecting scholarship recipients, the Foundation will consider the applicant’s connection with Tulsa County; financial need; academic record; extra-curricular record and record of leadership and initiative; commitment to the study and practice or teaching of law; character; and work and life experience. Financial information for the applicant’s household and that of the applicant’s parents is necessary to evaluate financial need. Recipients will be selected by members of the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation. The decisions of the Committee are final.
Requirements for Eligibility
To be eligible to receive a Foundation scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
- The applicant must be an entering first-year law student in the 2016 academic year. Students who have completed one or more semesters of law school are not eligible. Applicants who are part-time law students also must be starting law school in the 2016 academic year to be eligible.
- At the time of submission of the application, the applicant must have achieved undergraduate grades in the top 50% of the applicant’s college undergraduate class and have LSAT scores in the top 50% of the LSAT testing pool.
- The applicant must be a citizen of the United States and have a significant connection to Tulsa County. In determining this factor the Scholarship Committee will weigh past or current residency in Tulsa County, attendance at Tulsa County schools, intention to attend law school in Tulsa County, significant business or family connections in Tulsa County, or some combination of the above.
- Immediate family members of any member of the Board of the Foundation (including executive director) or of the Scholarship Committee are not eligible to receive a scholarship.
Before receiving scholarship funds, recipients will be required to demonstrate admission to and plans to enroll in an ABA-accredited law school. Students who leave law school after accepting scholarship funds will be required to return all or a proportional amount of scholarship funds received during that academic year.
A Completed Application Includes
- A completed application form, signed and dated by the applicant.
- Copies of federal income tax forms for applicant and parents.
- A personal statement.
- At least two letters of recommendation.
- A copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript.
Applications must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2016, and should be submitted to:
Tulsa County Bar Foundation
1446 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74119
If you have any questions about the application,
Please contact Barbara J. Eden, Scholarship Committee Chair, at (918) 699-4082.
31 May / 2016
“Welcome Home Project”
f/k/a the Household Item Drive Benefiting the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
What: TCBF Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring this drive to collect household items to be donated to Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless’ clients.
Why: The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless helps find safe, affordable housing for the homeless in our community. This is an opportunity to provide assistance and support to families and individuals making the transition from the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless to their own homes or apartments. You can help provide each new household with basic items for their new home. Your donation of any or all items listed below will help someone truly starting over feel welcomed into their new home and new life.
When: This year’s drive will be held June 13, 2016 – June 24, 2016.
Where: Items can be collected at your place of business and then delivered to the Tulsa Bar Center no later than Friday, June 24, 2016. Please collect the items listed below in bags, boxes, or any other container that will be easy to transport.
Goal: To prepare fifty (50) “welcome home kits.” A welcome home kit is made up by the items listed below. Duplicates of any of the items listed below are always welcomed.
Cash: Many individuals and firms will prefer to make cash donations. We have estimated the cost per “welcome home kit” to be approximately $125.00. Such donations should be made payable to the Tulsa County Bar Foundation and mailed to the Tulsa County Bar Center. The memo line should read: Community Outreach, Welcome Home Project. We will provide these cash donations, along with the collected household items to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, so it can purchase additional household items after it determines the areas of greatest need. All donations are tax deductible, and tax receipts will be provided.
Items to be Collected
- Pot Holder
- Sauce Pan
- Shower Curtain Liner & Rings
- 2 Sets of Dishes (plates, bowls, and cups/mugs)
- All-Purpose Cleaner
- 2 Drinking Glasses (plastic or glass)
- 2 Kitchen Towels/Dish Cloths
- Twin/Full Blanket
- 2 Sets of Flatware (knife, fork, and spoon)
- 2 Sets of Bath Towels & Washcloths
- Cooking Utensils (1 spatula, 2 ladles, and 1 large spoon)
- Set of Twin Sheets
- Can Opener (hand-operated)
- Bed Pillows
- Paring Knife
- 2 Cleaning Cloths
- 2 Sponges
- Alarm Clock (with batteries, if needed)
- Dish-washing Liquid (for hand washing dishes)
- Current year’s Calendar
* These items do not have to be matching sets and may be gently used. Please be sure they are clean and in very good condition. Additional items appreciated include, brooms, mops, and land-line telephones.
27 May / 2016
The Tulsa County Bar Association will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for normal business hours.
2016-2017 TCBA Officers
Matt Farris, President
Christina Vaughn, President Elect
E. Zach Smith, Past President
Ann Keele, Vice President
Kara Greuel, Treasurer
Rick White, Secretary
Kara Pratt, Director at Large
Eric Clark, Director at Large
Julie Evans, Library Trustee
Molly Aspan, ABA Delegate
2016-2017 OBA Delegates (Elected to a 2 year term)
2016-2017 Alternate Delegates (Elected to a 2 year term)
Richard White Jr.
T. Luke Barteaux
2015-2016 OBA Delegates (1 year remaining from a 2 year term)
Martha Rupp Carter
E. Zach Smith
2015-2016 Alternate Delegates (1 year remaining from a 2 year term)
Amber Peckio Garrett
Georgenia Van Tuyl
Richard White, Jr.
Valery O. Giebel
David “Mike” Thornton