Founded in 1953, the Payne County Bar Association is a voluntary association of attorneys governed by elected officers.  Its purposes are:

  1. the cultivation of the science of jurisprudence;
  2. the promotion of reform of the law;
  3. the facilitation of the administration of justice;
  4. the preservation of high standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession; and
  5. the cultivation of a spirit of brotherhood and good fellowship among the members.

The Payne County Bar Association is comprised of active members of the Oklahoma Bar Association residing in Payne County.   From an initial membership of approximately 30 lawyers, the PCBA has grown to include more than 85 members.  The membership of the PCBA is diverse in practice areas, background and legal experience.  Among PCBA’s members are four past presidents of the Oklahoma Bar Association: Winfrey Houston, William Baker, Melissa DeLacerda and Gary Clark.

The PCBA’s activities include monthly meetings of its members, as well as active participation in the Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual Law Day events.  Law Day provides a variety of public service events taking place around May 1 each year, giving lawyers the opportunity to give back to the community.  PCBA also sponsors an annual college scholarship to an outstanding local high school senior.

The Membership Directory includes all active members of the Payne County Bar Association. 

The 2018 officers of the PCBA are: Amanda Lilley - President
  Ashley Roche - Vice President
  Lucas Stephens - Treasurer

Payne County Bar Association 2018 Law Day Activities 

Bowling Tournament (Wednesday, May 2nd)

PCBA will host a bowling tournament at Frontier Lanes on Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm, May 2, 2018, with proceeds to benefit Our Daily Bread. Cost is $100 per team, 5 people per team. You can register your team by mailing payment to: Halli Martin, 400 South Duck, Stillwater, OK 74074 OR by calling Halli at 405-377-5000 or via email at

Honor Docket (Thursday, May 3rd)

PCBA will hold an Honor Docket on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1:30pm at Payne County Courthouse. This docket will allow local attorneys to present awards and prizes to the winners of the youth Art, Essay and YouTube Contests. The Hert Scholarship will be presented to an outstanding high school senior to assist with college and the Liberty Bell Award will be presented to a member of the community for outstanding civic leadership in promoting law-related education and awareness.   Please send your nominations for the Liberty Bell Award to before the April PCBA meeting on April 18, 2018.

Art, Essay and YouTube Contests (Thursday, May 3rd)

PCBA is hosting a coloring contest for the County’s first and second graders, a free form art contest for the County’s third through fifth graders and an essay / YouTube contest for high school students. Flyers were sent to all Payne County school Principals. Winners will receive cash prizes and be presented their awards at the Law Day Honor Docket on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Lawyers in the Library / Ask a Lawyer (Friday, May 4th)

A pro bono legal advice clinic organized by PCBA will be held at the Stillwater Public Library on Friday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This clinic will be staffed by members of the PCBA who will give consultations to community members on a walk-in basis. Additionally, PCBA will participate in the Ask A Lawyer program in conjunction with the statewide campaign to answer legal questions by phone from Martin Jean & Jackson at 400 S. Duck from 7 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018. To sign up for either event, please email Halli Martin at or call her at 405-377-5000.

Law Day Banquet (Tuesday, May 8th)

A banquet for PCBA members and honored guests will be held at The Stillwater Country Club on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30pm. Winners of the high school essay and YouTube contests will present their projects and discuss the importance of separation of powers in a democracy. Tickets are $40 (Checks payable to PCBA) and can be reserved by mailing the attached RSVP/check to 400 S. Duck, Stillwater, OK 74074 by April 30th OR by calling Halli Martin at 405-377-5000.

Courthouse Appreciation – Lunch on the Lawn (Wednesday, May 23th)

Lunch on the Lawn at Payne County Courthouse is at 12pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Organized by Jimmy Oliver and Jamie Murray, Lunch on the Lawn is an event to show appreciation for the many people who work in the courthouse. Jamie Murray will prepare a barbeque lunch on the courthouse lawn and bar members will be on hand to serve food to everyone who works in the courthouse, including judges, bailiffs, district attorney, court clerk, sheriff’s department and all related staff members.