OKLAHOMA LAWYERS TO OFFER FREE LEGAL ADVICE
Thursday, Sept. 30 ¬ 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Number to call: 800-456-8525
Attorneys across Oklahoma will provide free legal advice Thursday, Sept.
30, during the 70th annual statewide Law Day celebration. Oklahoma City
and Tulsa lawyers will staff the statewide, toll-free hotline between 9
a.m. and 9 p.m. The toll-free number to call is 800-456-8525 or email
AskALawyer@okbar.org. Legal questions may also be submitted online at
www.okbar.org now until Sept. 30.
"This annual event gives us the opportunity to provide a much-needed
community service," said Oklahoma Bar Association President Mike Mordy of
Ardmore. "Volunteer attorneys will be standing by to take calls and
emails. Wanting to help people is what motivated us to become lawyers, and
we encourage Oklahomans with legal questions to call in."
Lawyers in other counties will also be giving free legal advice. About 300
lawyers will be volunteering statewide.
The Ask A Lawyer free legal advice project is one of several events in
which Oklahoma lawyers participate to observe Law Day. The accompanying
Ask A Lawyer television program will air across the state on Sept. 30 at 7
p.m. on OETA. The show is designed to share information about legal issues
in easy-to-understand language. This year's topics are bankruptcy, divorce
and a spotlight on the OU College of Law legal clinic.
WHY CELEBRATE LAW DAY?
Though Law Day is celebrated across the country, it was Wewoka attorney
and 1953 OBA President Hicks Epton who originally had the idea of
celebrating the law and how it affects our lives in 1951. President Dwight
D. Eisenhower established Law Day nationally by proclamation in 1958; in
1961, Congress set aside May 1 as a day for all Americans to celebrate
their freedom and the ideals of equality and justice under the law.
More information about Law Day is available on the OBA website at
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