The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is calling for applications from
organizations and individuals who wish to acquire funding for
projects which would improve the administration of justice, provide
legal services to the poor or instigate programs for the benefit of
the public in any area of law.
The foundation made the announcement because even though it had
already designated $90,000 in 1987 for law-related projects, it
found itself in the unique position of having an additional $90,000
available due to the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA)
"Grants are not awarded solely to metropolitan areas or certain
groups," according to John L. Boyd, president of the foundation.
"If an idea is sound, can benefit the public and is related in some
fashion to the court system, education or legal services, we would
urge that applications be made."
Application packets may be obtained by writing Edward Palmer,
executive director of the foundation. Deadline for applications is
Aug. 28. . .
- Bankruptcy attorneys are reminded of a one-day seminar on
the fairly new Chapter 12 section of U.S. Bankruptcy Law which will
be held Aug. 14 at the Oklahoma City Marriott Hotel.
Sponsored by Professional Educational Systems Inc., the seminar
will include presentations by Oklahoma City's U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Richard Bohanon, Jack Cornelius, the Chapter 12 standing trustee
for cases in Oklahoma and John William Ames, a Chapter 12 trustee
The meeting will cover such topics as the eligibility
requirements for Chapter 12; the role of the Chapter 12 trustee;
how other bankruptcy provisions affect Chapter 12 filings; and how
Chapter 12 compares with Chapters 11 and 13.
The program is designed for attorneys, financial lending
institutions, dealers in agriculture business and farm-related
agencies. . .
- The American Historical Association and the American
Political Science Association are sponsoring an exhibit of materials
related to the U.S. Constitution Aug. 5-26 at the Oklahoma City
Downtown Library to celebrate that famous document's bicentennial.
The "Blessings of Liberty" exhibit is comprised of posters
featuring key events leading to the creation of the Constitution, a
recreation of the document itself and photographs and quotes from
George Washington, James Madison and other leaders who played
important roles in the event. . .
- The American Bar Association (ABA) has urged Congress to
delay for 24 months the implementation of the U.S. Sentencing
Commission's guidelines that are scheduled to take effect in
ABA spokesman Samuel Buffone told members of a House Judiciary
subcommittee that while the association strongly supports adoption
of a sentencing guideline system, "the hasty, eleventh hour
preparation and release of the final guidelines, which included
significant changes from earlier drafts, without an opportunity for
public comment or revision, has resulted in an incomplete" and
untested set of guidelines. …