Julie A. Bays is an accomplished legal professional with a proven track record in prosecuting online fraud and advocating for consumer protection. As a trailblazer in tackling eBay auction fraud back in 2006, she has continuously evolved to contribute to the legal community in various capacities.
In April 2002, Bays joined the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, where she took on a crucial role in prosecuting antitrust and consumer protection cases. Her expertise led her to serve on numerous task forces and committees such as the Oklahoma Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Federal Trade Commission Southwest Netforce, and the National Attorneys General Association Antitrust Policy Task Force. As an educator, Bays has taught various Continuing Legal Education classes for the State of Oklahoma, covering topics like Electronic Discovery and Ethics, The Zen of E-Discovery, and The Risks of Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud. Furthermore, she traveled across the state to raise awareness about identity theft and other forms of consumer and internet fraud.
In January 2013, Bays was appointed Chief Assistant Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Unit, further solidifying her commitment to consumer rights.
In November 2018, she transitioned to the Oklahoma Bar Association as their Practice Management Advisor. In this role, Bays works with the OBA Management Assistance Program, providing support to attorneys in leveraging technology and other tools for efficient office management. She is also actively involved in the OBA's Access to Justice initiatives, including Oklahoma Free Legal Answers.
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