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)
February 4, 2018
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Tags: Access to Justice Commissions
Organizations mentioned/involved: Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission (OATJC)
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.