Oklahoma Commission Looks to Provide Free Legal Help


A commission created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court is looking at new ways to provide free legal help to the poor in civil cases.
News Story (Oklahoma)

Kyle Schwab
Oklahoman
February 4, 2018
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Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

Organizations mentioned/involved: Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission (OATJC)


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During the commission’s recent first 2018 meeting, Hamrin said her committee is studying pro bono programs being used across the country — particularly ones that allow inactive, retired or attorneys licensed in a different state to perform pro bono work.

She said 39 states currently have a pro bono program like this in place. In nearly all of those states, a participating attorney must perform the pro bono work through a certified legal services program.