Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and Foundation

The Oklahoma Supreme Court signed an Order on March 13, 2014, establishing The Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission.

Primary geographic focus: Oklahoma
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative, Bar/Pro Bono
Acronym or short name: OATJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission works to develop and implement policy initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Oklahoma residents. The Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation identifies resources, collaborates, and builds programs to achieve the Commission’s goal of meaningful access to justice.



Point of View: Legal aid is a front-line responder

Katie Dilks, Michael Figgins
May 10, 2020


How Americans navigate a civil justice system made ‘by lawyers, for lawyers’

Mollie Bryant
Big If True
March 18, 2019
Across the country, a huge influx of individuals are representing themselves in civil courtrooms, which lack the criminal side’s right to counsel.

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Oklahoma Commission Looks to Provide Free Legal Help

Kyle Schwab
February 4, 2018
A commission created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court is looking at new ways to provide free legal help to the poor in civil cases.


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

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.

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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.

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