Julie Bays


Julie A. Bays started her legal career at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office in 2002, where she specialized in prosecuting antitrust and consumer protection cases. Her commitment to the public interest extended beyond the courtroom, as she actively served on several task forces and committees, including the Oklahoma Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Federal Trade Commission Southwest Netforce, and the National Attorneys General Association Antitrust Policy Task Force. Julie taught Continuing Legal Education classes for the State of Oklahoma, covering topics such as Electronic Discovery and Ethics, The Zen of E-Discovery, and The Risks of Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud. As part of her advocacy, she traversed the state to enlighten consumers on identity theft, internet fraud, and other types of consumer scams. In recognition of her expertise and dedication, she was appointed Chief, Assistant Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Unit in 2013.

In November 2018, Julie joined the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) as their Practice Management Advisor. Her role involves working closely with the OBA Management Assistance Program to equip attorneys with efficient technological tools and management techniques to streamline their practices. She also contributes to the OBA’s Access to Justice initiatives, notably the Oklahoma Free Legal Answers program. She actively contributes to the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association, where she serves on multiple committees and regularly authors articles for the ABA Law Practice Magazine’s Product Watch column.

My Sessions

Swipe, Tap and the Law: The Ethical Attorney’s Guide to Navigating Digital Payments

Grand J

Taking credit cards and online payments make it easy for your clients to pay you. However, payment apps like Venmo, PayPal, and Zelle are convenient but pose ethical traps for unwary lawyers. What about point-of-sale apps like Square, Clover, and Swipe? Have you ever considered Apple Pay or Google Pay? Don’t let payment apps undermine […]

Ethics Financial Management Technology Competence

Automating Your Documents – Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls

Grand K

This session will provide attorneys with an in-depth look at how to successfully implement document automation. Going beyond just software, it will cover best practices for assembling an automation project team, choosing the right platform, accurately estimating timelines, training staff, and avoiding common pitfalls that derail these initiatives. Attendees will come away with the knowledge […]

Automation Transactional Tech