OBA Women in Law Conference

Friday, October 03, 2014 from 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM

All events are held at the Allen Chapman Student Union Great Hall unless otherwise indicated. Session topics and times are subject to change.

A Dialogue on the Dynamics of a Fair and Independent Judiciary in a Politically Charged Nation

8:00 AM
Legally Pink Kick-Off Event
with Continental Breakfast and Registration
A pre-conference event hosted by the Women in Law Committee, The University of Tulsa College of Law, The Honorable James Caputo, and the Tulsa County Bar Association.
(John Rogers Hall, Mezzanine)

9:00 AM
Dean Janet Levit, The University of Tulsa College of Law;
Allison Thompson, Chair, Women in Law

9:10 AM
Judge Brad Taylor, Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court

10:00 AM   

10:10 AM 
Running Against Justice
Bruce Peabody, Professor of Political Science Fairleigh Dickinson University

11:50 AM
Trivia Luncheon
with the Appellate Courts   

1:20 PM
Judicial Independence
Vice-Chief Justice John Reif, Oklahoma Supreme Court

2:10 PM

2:20 PM
Panel Discussion: Politics and the Judiciary
Moderator: Bruce Peabody
Panel:  Bob Burke; Judge Geary Walke
3:40 PM
Panel Discussion: Judicial Independence in Indian Country
Moderator:  Chad Smith, Former Principle Chief Cherokee Nation
Panel:  Dianne Barker-Harrold, Honorable Marsha Harlan, Honorable Sherry Abbot Todd     

4:30 PM    
Networking Reception
John Rogers Hall, The Pit

5:30 PM 

REGISTRATION:  Attorneys and members of the legal community may register for the conference online or register for the lunch only online.  Law students may register by contacting Mark Scheidewent at marks@okbar.org or 405.416.7000.

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit. 
TUITION: $125 for CLE and luncheon early-bird registrations with payment received at least four full business days prior to the seminar date; $30 for luncheon only. A fee of $25 will be assessed for registrations within four full business days.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. Cancellations, refunds, or transfers will not be accepted on or after the seminar date.

Heather Palacios