February 27, 2014
The OBF Grants & Awards Committee is now accepting applications for 2014 Court Grants from Oklahoma District and Appellate Courts. Application are to be submitted or post marked no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to receive consideration. Applicants are encouraged to submit requests early. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation District and Appellate Court [...]
February 21, 2014
by Dietmar K. Caudle Reason Number 1 - It’s Easy! You are already a member of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation when you become licensed by the Oklahoma Bar Association. You are not a Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation until you subscribe to be a Fellow, a Sustaining member, a Benefactor member or one of the [...]
January 27, 2014
by OBF President Dietmar K. Caudle The Oklahoma Bar Foundation (OBF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1946 by lawyer members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The OBF mission is to provide annual support for the the promotion of justice, funding of critical legal services and to provide advancement and better understanding of the law [...]
December 12, 2013
OBF honors the OBA Family Law Section and The Garrett Law Center of Tulsa as the first OBF Community Fellows. The new benevolent program unites county bar associations, law firms, sections of the OBA, banks, corporations and other organizations with individual attorneys in support of a common cause.
July 17, 2013
The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation recently approved grant awards to 13 district courts across Oklahoma totaling $89,375. The grants range in size from $13,530 to $2,755 for technology equipment that will help to improve access to Oklahoma’s judicial system. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation program is unique in that it provides funding [...]
June 6, 2013
Oklahoma Bar Foundation President Susan Shields is pleased to announce the availability of the two-part “2013 OBF Grant Application Packet” for law-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Total grant funds will be awarded in a lessor amount than in past years due to continued outside economic factors that have affected OBF income in recent years. The application [...]
April 1, 2013
President Susan Shields states an increasingly important funding mechanism to maintain the grant-making endowment of the OBF is through charitable planned giving. Charitable planned giving, during lifetime or at death, can take many forms and the “planning” involved typically involves a donor making a charitable gift that will occur at a future date as a [...]
February 14, 2013
The OBF Grants & Awards Committee is now accepting applications for 2013 OBF Court Grant Awards from Oklahoma District and Appellate Courts. Applications are to be submitted or post marked no later than 5:00 pm, CST on Tuesday April 16, 2013 to receive consideration. Applications will be accepted in advance of the deadline and early submission is encouraged.
February 14, 2013
We are well into 2013 and have all (hopefully) fully recovered from the end of 2012, including our holiday and year end festivities and the dangers of the fiscal cliff, with the looming debt crisis still to be addressed. Another “crisis” said to be facing our country is the enormous need for pro bono service from lawyers. It is estimated that more than 80% of the legal needs of persons in the U.S. with limited income are currently unmet. That is a crisis that the OBF, and each person who supports the OBF, directly helps to improve.
February 13, 2013
You are providing legal advice to a start-up non-profit organization or sitting on the board of such an organization. You believe strongly in the entity’s mission, and want to do all you can, as a lawyer and as a volunteer, to help it succeed. A perfect example to follow is right in front of you – the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. This non-profit charitable organization, which is the third oldest bar foundation in the U.S, has successfully raised and distributed over $10 million to provide legal services and law-related benefits and education to Oklahoma citizens, all in the name of Oklahoma lawyers. The OBF provides a valuable legal blueprint for any lawyer to follow in establishing, operating, or contributing to the success of a non-profit organization.