September 22, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 30 ¬ 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Number to call: 800-456-8525

Email: AskALawyer@okbar.org

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.


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