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Oklahoma County Bar Foundation Accepting Nominations for New Award

Monday, December 22, 2008

December 22, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) - The Oklahoma County Bar Foundation has received a $200,000 gift honoring the late Howard K. Berry Sr., by establishing an award to recognize individuals and charitable groups who make significant contributions to advancing justice, the justice system and the principles of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Award recipients do not need to be attorneys or employed in the legal profession, but must reside in or be located in Oklahoma County.Foundation officials said the gift was made by attorney Howard K. Berry Jr., in honor of his father, a longtime Oklahoma County attorney. The contribution will set up the Howard K. Berry Sr. Fund at the bar foundation.
The award will be accompanied by a cash award of up to $10,000. The bar association is now accepting nominations, which must be received by Feb. 29, 2009.
Individuals need not be an attorney to make a nomination, but must be an Oklahoma County resident.
Nominations may be no longer than five single-sided pages. A special form is not required to make a nomination, but a form is available on the county bar Web site at and at the OCBA office at 119 N. Robinson, Suite 220, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102.


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