OBF News

OBF Is Springing Forward

March 14, 2015

Spring time is upon us once again and for basketball fans it means just one thing: March Madness! Even if your team has been eliminated many will continue to watch this great collegiate tradition for all the drama and excitement. For the individual players and teams, this is the chance to reap the benefits of [...]

OBF Court Grant Applications Available – due by April 14, 2015

March 1, 2015

The 2015 OBF Court Grant Applications Deadline is April 14, 2015.  The 2015 OBF Court Grant Applications for Oklahoma District and Appellate Courts can be downloaded here:  2015OBF-CourtGrantApplication .  Grants are available for smaller fixed assets and technology equipment necessary to promote the administration of justice.  Please contact the OBF Office at (405) 416-7070 or foundation@okbar.org [...]

Research Designed to Take OBF to the Next Level

February 14, 2015

Legal research is an integral part of a lawyer’s daily life, used to inform the lawyer on how to advise clients, negotiate with opposing counsel, or persuade a judge or jury. The importance of legal research can often be seen in the many comical goofs found in literary masterpieces and Hollywood films, even the beloved [...]

OBF Resource Development & Communications Director

January 23, 2015

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation, a statewide nonprofit foundation and IOLTA program, is hiring a highly-skilled development officer to lead our development program.  The position will be responsible for overall program development and administration, donor relationship-building, project evaluation, individual and major donor solicitation, and basic database management. Required Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in resource development. Excellent communication skills. [...]


January 5, 2015

As I begin my tenure as OBF president, “a new beginning” is a tempting theme - and for the first issue of the New Year its lure, despite the cliché, is hard to resist for this column. We all start each new year with hopes for growth and renewal, along with curiosity at what the new year [...]

Newest Fellow Program Members

December 31, 2014

Thank you to the following honored members of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellow Umbrella Giving Program. FOR GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS Newest Community Fellows at the Highest Patron Level: Bass Law, Oklahoma City and El Reno – 2014 The Chickasaw Nation Foundation, Statewide – 2014 Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City – 2014 The Garrett Law Center, [...]

Help Put OBF Over the Top

December 8, 2014

OBF has given $457,681 for law-related services and only $50,000 is needed to meet crucial grantee needs by the close of 2014 .  Please take a few moments to remember the work of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and give a gift that will help the Foundation continue to advance justice and opportunity for Oklahomans in [...]

2014: A Year of Challenges Sucessfully Acomplished

December 3, 2014

When I began my year as your OBF President, certain immediate challenges quickly surfaced.  The critical IOLTA income was jeopardized by banks reporting their interest rate paid on lawyer’s trust accounts would be drastically reduced from 2013, even though Federal Fund rates had not changed.  The OBF Executive Committee went into action and meetings with [...]

Susan Shields to Receive 2014 Roger Scott Memorial Award

October 13, 2014

Susan B. Shields selected to receive the Roger Scott Memorial Award during the 2014 OBA Annual Meeting:  The award is presented each year by the Oklahoma Bar Foundation to the individual or organization who best exemplifies Roger Scott’s dedication to the OBF and honors those who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their voluntary [...]

2014 OBF GRANT AWARDS: Achieving Our Mission

October 8, 2014

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce 2014 Grant Awards approved at the September 25 Trustee Meeting in Oklahoma City.  The year to date total for the regular OBF Grant Awards, Court Grant Awards, and law student scholarships is $460,681.  By years end, this total is expected to increase to one-half [...]