Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Journal Record Legal Briefs: July 24, 2013

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Journal Record Legal Briefs: July 24, 2013

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OBA seeks award nominationsOKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations from attorneys and the general public for its annual awards presentations.Nominations must be received by Aug. 19. Awards will be presented at the OBA annual meeting scheduled Nov. 13-15 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. "The spirit of service in the Oklahoma legal community is alive and well, but there are many people and groups outside the OBA whose service inspires us all," said OBA President Jim Stuart of Shawnee. "In fact, the Liberty Bell Award is reserved for non-attorneys and lay organizations who promote legal issues. So, a law degree isn't a prerequisite to nominate an attorney for an award, nor is it a prerequisite to win an award."Lawyers who advocate on behalf of their communities, children or the less fortunate may be nominated for the Outstanding Service to the Public, Alma Wilson or Outstanding Pro Bono Service awards. Lawyers who have upheld the highest ideals of the legal profession may be nominated for the Professionalism, Ethics or Courageous Lawyer awards. Non-lawyers and lay organizations that promote legal issues will be recognized by the Liberty Bell Award.Judges and attorneys who have contributed to continuing legal education or the promotion and publicity of matters regarding the legal system may be nominated for the Judicial Excellence Award and Earl Sneed Award for Continuing Legal Education.For information on the awards, visit www.okbar.org.- Staff report

AG names Cooper director of public affairs OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Scott Pruitt has appointed Aaron Cooper as director of public affairs. Cooper, 36, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Since January 2011, Cooper has served as press secretary for Gov. Mary Fallin, managing media relations for the governor's office. Cooper also served as press secretary for Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. He also served in communications roles on the 2004 Coburn senatorial campaign and the 2010 Fallin gubernatorial campaign. …

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