Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Law Day in Oklahoma May 1 and The Accompanying “Ask A Lawyer” Television Program

Oklahoma lawyers will offer free legal advice May 1 through a toll-free hotline on Tuesday, May 1 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The statewide hotline will be staffed by Oklahoma City and Tulsa attorneys. The toll-free number to call is (800) 456-8525.

The accompanying “Ask A Lawyer” television program will air May 1 at 7 p.m. on OETA stations across the state. The Ask A Lawyer free legal advice project is one of several events in which Oklahoma lawyers participate in observance of Law Day.

This is the 29th year the Oklahoma Bar Association has offered the service as part of the state and national celebration of Law Day. The Law Day theme this year is, “Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.” This theme provided the inspiration for Oklahoma school children to participate in the annual Law Day contests organized by the committee and sponsored by the OBA.
It’s all about teaching the public more about their rights and the role the legal system plays in our lives.

Here is an excerpt from Ada Evening News
About The Event:

Pontotoc County Bar President David N. Smith has appointed Kaycie Sheppard as county Law Day chairperson. The Law Day chairperson works in conjunction with the state bar’s Law Day Committee to coordinate the Ask A Lawyer call-in event. The state committee is chaired by Oklahoma City lawyer Giovanni Perry.

During the hour-long “Ask A Lawyer” television show, a series of segments will be shown to provide a glimpse into the lives of three Oklahomans who found their rights in jeopardy and how lawyers and our legal system helped them.

Dennis Fritz, a subject of the recent John Grisham book “The Innocent Man,” spent nearly 12 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. During “Ask A Lawyer,” he shares the story of his exoneration. Viewers will also meet Chloe Smith, a young girl who faced expulsion from school after a drug dog sniffed out legal, prescribed medication in her purse, as well as Don Johnson, a firefighter hurt on the job, who needed an attorney after his workers’ compensation claim was denied.

The show also will feature a segment on the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial program, sponsored by Oklahoma’s lawyers.
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