When Ruth Calvillo joined Fry & Elder in the spring of 2017, the Tulsa immigration law lawyer knew she would be expected to embrace the acclaimed Oklahoma law firm’s practice of its attorneys seeking out continuing legal education (CLE), professional development and leadership opportunities.
Calvillo has exceeded expectations thus far. The up-and-coming Tulsa immigration law lawyer recently completed the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute (OBA FLS TIA) and was one of approximately 25 attorneys in the state to be selected to the 6th Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy which begins in September and runs through April of 2018.
“I feel honored to have been selected to the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy,” Calvillo said. “I am looking forward to learning from other leaders in the profession as well as attorneys in my class. I hope to learn skills that will allow me to be a role model to law students and other young lawyers.”
Calvillo follows in the footsteps of other Fry & Elder trial lawyers Lorena Rivas (Immigration Law) and T. Luke Barteaux (Family Law and Criminal Law) who completed the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2014 and 2016.
“I’m very proud of Ruth and her efforts,” said Rivas, who works directly with Calvillo in the firm’s immigration law department. “It’s a pretty competitive selection process, but it’s a great opportunity and I know she will take a lot away from it.”
In addressing the benefit and value of taking part in the OBA Leadership Academy, the Oklahoma Bar Association said the following on its website:
“The personal and profession benefit you will derive through this unique experience will be immeasurable. You will meet and interact with bar leaders and some of the most accomplished legal and community leaders. You will also be exposed to the legislative and judicial systems; you will interact with high-level state and local officials and judges and meet many attorneys from the private and public sectors.”
Why Experience the Fry & Elder Difference?
Whether you are in need of an accomplished Tulsa immigration law lawyer, a family law attorney, criminal defense attorney or personal injury law attorney, Fry & Elder has the team in place to help navigate you through the legal process. The firm has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive Best Law Firms list from 2014-2017. Fry & Elder’s team of 13 attorneys also include:
- One of only 19 attorneys in the state to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa 2016
- The 2016 Oklahoma Family Law Attorney of the Yearby the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section
- Five attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Four attorneys AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs
- A Cherokee Nation District Court Judge