OK ETHICS Presents:
Ethical Issues in the 21st Century Legal World
Kirk Turner, Shareholder
McAfee & Taft
Tulsa Country Club
701 N Union AveThursday, March 23rd
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Premium Members: Free for the number of pre-paid registrants included in membership
Recommended for 1 CPE in Ethics at the basic level.
The program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. OK ETHICS makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.
About the Program:
Kirk Turner, former Leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at McAfee & Taft, will present on the topic of LEADERSHIP in the workplace from the perspective of a labor and employment attorney who represents regularly represents employers of all sizes. Kirk will walk us through the important qualities, ethical considerations and competencies of being a good leader and the keys to providing a productive, respectful and legally compliant workplace.
You don’t want to miss this fun, informative, and interactive presentation. For 33 years, Turner has represented companies and management exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a specific emphasis on litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters. Taking from his many years of experience in the courtroom, Kirk also regularly helps public and private employers in providing their leaders with Employment Law and Leadership Training, where he helps leaders understand the critical importance of effectively and ethically communicating with employees and providing a respectful and compliant workplace.
1. To gain an understanding of the importance of managing employees’ employment to protect the employer from being subject to liability;
2. To gain an understanding of how to correctly spot and navigate legal and ethical issues;
3. To gain an understanding of how to help employees succeed by achieving a goal of a highly productive, safe, respectful workplace.
About the Speaker:
In addition to his private practice, Kirk has served in leadership positions for a significant number of professional industry groups on a local, state and national level. He has served on the board of directors for the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA) for two decades, previously served as the organization’s president in 2002-2003, and currently serves as its general counsel and vice president of legislative affairs. He served five terms as the vice president of legislative affairs and general counsel for the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a past board member of the Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators’ Association. Kirk has served on the State Chamber of Oklahoma’s Human Resources Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee, been a member of the National Employee and Labor Relations Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management, and has served as general counsel for the Tulsa Better Business Bureau. He currently serves as general counsel for WorkForce Tulsa.
Kirk’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (employment law–management; labor law– management; labor and employment litigation), Oklahoma Super Lawyers (“Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers”), and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where he has been recognized for his “impressive litigation practice” as well as his specialized knowledge of labor and employment issues affecting the motor dealership industry.
Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Kirk served as a director and the leader of the Labor & Employment Law Group at Newton, O’Connor, Turner & Ketchum, a law firm he co-founded in 1995.
Honors and Awards