Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. of Ada acquired the Oklahoma City-based
marketing firm of TVC Marketing Associates Inc. Oct. 1 in an exchange
TVC, which already marketed Pre-Paid's uniques legal insurance on
an exclusive, nationwide basis, will become a seperate division of
the company and will continue to market the service on an exclusive
Pre-Paid is the first firm in the United States to offer legal
insurance similar to that offered for medical insurance.
The company has entered into employment contracts with John Hail
and Virgil Coffee, chairman and president respectively of TVC Inc.,
who will continue to operate the company in Okahoma City.
Pre-Paid's Thomas Bush, head of investor relations, said there
would be no change in the practices of TVC, a multi-level marketing
program loosely based on the same techniques as Amway and Mary Kay
TVC currently has about 60,000 associates working across the
TVC Inc. has marketed Pre-paid's services since April 1984, but
the establishment of the new division should eliminate confusion in
the minds of the public and a duplication of efforts, Bush said, with
a more effective marketing program resulting. . .
- Mead J. Hedglon has joined the Oklahoma City law firm of
Kornfeld, Franklin & Phillips as head of the litigation department.
Prior to joining the firm, Hedglon served as general attorney for
the Kerr-McGee Corp. He also served as general attorney for the
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, and the Outboard Marine
Corp. of Waukegan, Ill. . .
- Oklahoma City is currently accepting applications for the
position of speical judge, who will serve as municipal judges when
regular municipal judges are absent.
Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma City and have at least
four year's experience as a licensed practicing attorney in Oklahoma.
Applicants may send letters of interest to Edward B. Dycus,
presiding judge of the Oklahoma City Municipal Courts. Letters must
be submitted no later than Oct. 31. Final selections will be made
subject to the approval of the Oklahoma City Council. . .
- Third-year University of Oklahoma law student Dana L. Simpson
was recently awarded the C.D. McDoulett Jr. Evidence Research
Fellowship for 1985-86.
The $3,600 fellowship was established this year by university
trustee C.D. McDoulett Jr. and the Diamond Shamrock International
Simpson, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from OU in 1973, also has
been awarded the John B. Cheadle Award for outstanding service to the
college; has been editor-in-chief of the American Indian Law Review;
a member of the board of governors of the Student Bar Association and
vice president of the third-year class.
She will use the fellowship to assist law professor Leo H. Whinery
in completing work on Volume II of the Guide to the Oklahoma Evidence
Code. . .
- William R. Burkett, a partner in the Oklahoma City law firm of
Linn & Helms, has been named general campaign manager for the
Oklahoma City University School of Law's $8.5 million fund-raising
As general campaign manager, Burkett will overse efforts to raise
money for OCU's law school in three major areas. The campaign hopes
to raise $250,000 for operating funds; $2 million in capital funds
to erect a law library annex and $6. …