OBF News

Newest Fellow Program Members

September 24, 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, [...]


September 15, 2014

2014: OBF Grant Awards to Law-Related Organizations Update: OBF Trustees will be voting on the 2014 OBF grant awards in late September, with just under $330,000 available for awards and more than $590,000 in needs.  $86,615 was approved for OBF court grants earlier this summer that will enhance the court’s technical operations and access will [...]

Echols & Associates and Chickasaw Foundation Honored

August 15, 2014

The Chickasaw Foundation and the Echols & Associates law firm were recently honored with the prestigious new OBF Community Fellow award.  Echols & Associates law firm founder David W. Echols and M. Eileen Echols accepted the award at the July 18 Board of Trustee Meeting.  The Chickasaw Foundation was honored by the OBF on August [...]

OBF COURT GRANT PROGRAM – Unique to the Core

July 21, 2014

During our July OBF Court Grant Award Committee Meeting, I was again privileged to participate in a process to determine the funding of meritorious court applications that fall within our guidelines.  Having been a member of this state-wide Trustee committee since inception of the court grant program, it is easy to be a cheerleader for [...]

Deadline for 2014 OBF Grant Application Submissions Was July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

Oklahoma Bar Foundation  ”2014 OBF Grant Applications” was Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Through its Grants Program, the OBF funds programs and projects that further its mission to champion access to the justice system, fund critical legal services and advance public awareness and better understanding of the law.  OBF has served as the philanthropic center for Oklahoma’s legal [...]

Is Your Law Firm, Group or Business a New Community Fellow?

May 20, 2014

To better meet growing demands for law-related services a new recognition level was created this past year just for organizations and groups. Trustees are pleased to introduce the formation of the OBF Community Fellows program.   OBF is spreading the news about the program and asking organizations and groups to join. The Oklahoma Bar Foundation was [...]

Supporting the Advancement of our Legal Profession

May 5, 2014

As the charitable arm of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the OBF reaches out to students through law-related education programs designed to teach about the law, the legal system and the fundamental principles upon which our democracy is based.  Our law student scholarships are designed to capture only the most energetic and devoted lawyers to our [...]

ANATOMY OF THE OBF – “The Standing Committees”

March 25, 2014

By President Dietmar K. Caudle Every year the Oklahoma Bar Foundation President designates OBF Trustee and Chair persons to serve on the five perennial OBF Standing Committees.  This process somewhat parallels the way the Oklahoma Bar Association functions. The GRANTS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE has the charge of reviewing all OBF Grant Applications, making recommendations to [...]

2014 Board of Trustees

March 24, 2014

Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees: Both the OBF and the OBA select lawyer candidates from across the state to serve on the 26 member board.  From left to right seated are Executive Director Nancy Norsworthy, Past President Susan B. Shields, OKC, President Dietmar K. Caudle, Lawton, Vice President Millie Otey, Tulsa, Secretary/Treasurer Kevin R. [...]

District Court Notice: Addendum to 2014 OBF Court Grant Application

March 16, 2014

COURT GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION DATE MAY 6, 2014 – Please see one additional requirement added to the “2014 OBF Court Grant Application Packet” through the following Addendum: When courts are requesting Electronic Equipment through the OBF Court Grant Program, all Electronic Equipment requests must be approved by the Supreme Court prior to grant application submission [...]