Supreme Court Cases Involving Oklahoma

The Tulsa Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, May 01, 2013 05:30 PM
End : Wednesday, May 01, 2013 07:00 PM

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Baxter's Interurban Grill
717 S Houston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74127


  • Chad Smith, Former Principal Chief of the Cherokees
  • Kevin Patrick, Shareholder; Patrick, Miller, Kropf & Noto

Chief Smith will discuss Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, in which the Court will decide whether a non-custodial (Oklahoma) parent may invoke the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 to block an adoption voluntarily and lawfully initiated by a non-Indian parent under state law.

Mr. Patrick will discuss Tarrant Regional Water District v. Hermann, in which the Court will decide whether a provision of a congressionally approved multi-state compact that is designed to ensure an equal share of water among the contracting states preempts protectionist Oklahoma laws that obstruct other states from accessing the water to which they are entitled by the compact.

Registration details:

5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Presentation

$10 for members
$15 for non-members

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Registration: Payment can be made via Eventbrite or cash or check at the door. If paying at the door, please RSVP by Monday, April 29 to Adam Doverspike at 918-960-0337 or