Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees honored two more groups with the prestigious new Community Fellow award at the January 24, 2014 Board of Trustee Meeting in Oklahoma City. The OBF Community Fellows Program is a new benevolent charitable program uniting individual lawyers with county bar associations, law firms, sections of the OBA, banks, corporations and other organizations to support a common cause – the promotion of justice, provision of law-related services, and advancement of public awareness and better understanding of the law. OBF Community Fellows help to serve the neediest of Oklahomans and give non-individual donors the ability to participate collectively as a group and receive recognition as an annual OBF Community Fellow. To find out how your company or group can become a member of the esteemed OBF Community Fellows Program.
Bank of Oklahoma is the first Oklahoma financial institution honored for going above and beyond eligibility requirements to unite with the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and lawyers by taking a leadership role in helping to provide much needed law-related services to needy Oklahomans. BOK has continuously offered premium services and IOLTA rates to ensure more funding is available for critically needed legal services throughout the State. IOLTA trust accounts with the BOK produce increased revenue through the premium rates (floor of 0.38%) offered to attorneys and law firms at a time when it is vitally important to maintain charitable grant programs. The bank has worked with Trustees to further develop investment mechanisms throughout the downturn in the economy. Bank of Oklahoma has branches throughout the State. Bank of Oklahoma is an honored member of the new OBF Community Fellows Program at the highest recognition level of Patron.
Bass Law, with offices in Oklahoma City and El Reno, focuses on serving the needs of clients in the areas of litigation, business planning, estates and trusts, real estate and oil and gas matters. Operations Director and attorney Gabe Bass states, “Our firm strives to provide legal solutions to help good people solve problems and achieve goals in business and in life and being an OBF Community Fellow helps our firm to better fulfill this philosophy. Bass Law challenges all law firms and community minded organizations to become active members of the OBF Community Fellows program so that more Oklahomans will receive vital law-related services.” Bass Law is an honored member of the new OBF Community Fellows Program at the highest recognition level of Patron.
Accepting the Community Fellow Awards from President Dietmar K. Caudle on behalf of Bank of Oklahoma are Senior Vice President of BOK Financial Ellen D. Flemming and Portfolio Managers Kris Neuhold and Joe Ray; on behalf of Bass Law is Gabe Bass as Board of Trustee Members join in the presentations.