Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


Our Mission is to be a partner in the community making equal justice for all a reality.
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Primary geographic focus: Oklahoma
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC


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News Story

Oklahoma’s New Access to Justice Commission

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
March 14, 2014
The Oklahoma Supreme Court signed an Order on March 13, 2014, establishing The Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission.




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News Story

Oklahoma sees rise in foreclosures in 2015

Robert Evatt
Tulsa World
January 16, 2016
More Tulsans faced eviction last year than in 2014, according to a new report from real estate data service RealtyTrac.

Profile

Staff attorney learns about helping people

Ralph Schaefer
Tulsa World
August 4, 2016
Igor Petrovich learned a lot about helping people in one year.

News Story

For Thousands, Civil Courts Are Out of Reach

Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch
September 20, 2016
Every month, thousands of Oklahomans show up in local courts on civil cases with no attorney representing them because they can’t afford the fees or aren’t aware that legal aid is available.

News Story

Legal Aid, CN enter partnership to boost tribal members’ health

Tahlequah Daily Press (OK)
December 3, 2016
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma recently received a grant from the federal AmeriCorps program as part of the Obama administration's investment in tribally-sponsored AmeriCorps programming.

News Story

Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge

Sabrina Tavernise, Trip Gabriel
New York Times (NYT)
March 17, 2017
Legal Aid Services helped Joe and Paula Frye keep their home in Oklahoma. Now that program’s federal funding may be in jeopardy.

Op-Ed

A $15 tax bill nearly cost a family their home. With Trump, it would have

Martha Bergmark
Guardian
April 3, 2017
The president wants to scrap legal aid, which countless Americans rely on when they cannot afford a private attorney. If he succeeds, it would be devastating.

News Story

Oklahoma navigators report more people signing up for insurance under Obamacare

Meg Wingerter
Oklahoman
November 19, 2017
Widespread uncertainty over health reform hasn't kept people from coming for help.

Editorial

For too many in Oklahoma, ‘justice for all’ is a myth

Oklahoman
December 18, 2017
The idea of “justice for all” is just that for too many Oklahomans — an idea, and not a bedrock certainty as declared in our Pledge of Allegiance. That bedrock often turns to sand for the state's poor.

News Story

Legal Aid bracing for possible cut to federal funding

Ralph Schaefer
Tulsa World
January 8, 2018
That revenue makes up 35 percent of the Legal Services Corporation, and the U.S. House of Representatives has offered a 25 percent cut, he said, and worst-case scenario would mean a $1 million cut to LASO.

News Story

Proposed Cuts to Civil Legal Services Will Deny Courtroom Justice to the Poor

Eleanor J. Bader
Truthout
March 11, 2018
Last year -- fiscal 2018 -- Trump identified the Legal Services Corporation as one of 19 organizations to be completely eliminated.

News Story

With one of the worst eviction rates in the country, Tulsa has a major problem. Tenants and landlords are frustrated by what’s going on

Michael Overall
Tulsa World
July 30, 2018
Tulsa has nation’s 11th-highest eviction rate.

News Story

Tulsa Area United Way funding upstart programs to offer new solutions to old problems

Michael Overall
Tulsa World
December 19, 2018
The winners include Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, which will develop a mediation program to help families facing evictions to stay in their homes.

Op-Ed

Point of View: Justice reform in Oklahoma must include civil legal assistance

Molly Aspan, Dwight L. Smith
Oklahoman
March 13, 2019
Criminal justice reform is not reform without civil legal assistance. The providers of civil legal assistance need to be at the criminal justice reform table.

News Story

Tulsa to focus ‘multi-faceted approach’ on high eviction rate

Michael Overall
Tulsa World
November 11, 2019
The eviction-prevention initiatives will involve a coalition of city departments, Legal Aid, the Oklahoma Policy Institute and nonprofit agencies, Gligo said.

Blog Post

Unsung Heroes of Obamacare’s Enrollment Surge

Martha Bergmark
Huffington Post
April 3, 2014
From coast to coast, legal aid organizations helped low- and moderate-income Americans sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.



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