IN THE COMMUNITY

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVIES

By appointment of Chief Justice Opala, Gurich served on the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee on Revision of the Rules for Perfecting Civil Appeals. She also served on the Oklahoma Judicial Education and Training Board by appointment of Chief Justice Yvonne Kauger. Gurich served by appointment by Chief Justice Hargrave on the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s standing committee on the Uniform Civil Jury Instructions from 2002-2011.

Justice Gurich is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and has chaired and served on several committees. She is a Master member and Past President of the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court, which is an organization affiliated with Oklahoma City University School of Law, and is dedicated to providing inspiration and ethical guidance to law students and younger attorneys. Gurich completed the Oklahoma State Mediator Certification Training Program in 1997.

Justice Gurich is also a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and life member of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference. She served as the co-chair of the 2002 Oklahoma County Bar Association Law Day Committee. Gurich also served as a delegate for the OCBA.

As a district judge, Gurich served as a member of the faculty for the OU Law School Graduate School of Successful Trial Advocacy. District Judge Gurich was a guest speaker in the trial practice law school class at Oklahoma City University School of Law, and the Introduction to Law class at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has served as a judge for the first year law student moot court competition at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Gurich while a district judge, served as a trial division member of the Court on the Judiciary 2009-2011.

She is a life member of the College of Law Association Alumni organization for the University of Oklahoma and a life member of the Alumni Association of Indiana State University.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Justice Gurich has served annually on the Application Screening Committee for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics since 1995. She is Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City (2006-07) and has been a member since 1998. She was only the second female President in the 90 year history of the club. Gurich was a volunteer for Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April for 2001 & 2002 and a volunteer course monitor for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon for 2001 & 2002. She was a Community Advisory Board Member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City from 1999-2000. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in 1997 & 1998, and a volunteer with Volunteers in Mission rebuilding homes destroyed by the May 1999 tornadoes. She volunteered to work on the Habitat for Humanity house sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2005. District Judge Gurich was a volunteer for the National High School Mock Trial finals held in Oklahoma City in May of 2006. She is an annual volunteer for the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. She is an annual bell ringer for the Salvation Army.

Justice Gurich and her husband are active members of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Administrative Board, Chair of the Management Council, and Chair of the Arts at St. Luke’s Council. She is a volunteer Mobile Meals driver, TV camera operator, and adult teacher. Justice Gurich served as a missionary to Russia in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2004. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Inc. from 2003 to 2011.

Justice Gurich with members of the Tyumen United Methodist Church of the Salvation taken during 2004 mission trip to Russia.

This photo was taken during a work day for the Rebuilding Together community project which recruits volunteers to do home repairs and refurbishing for elderly residents of Oklahoma County.

Justice Gurich volunteering with the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City.