Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Salutes Volunteer Lawyers
Legal Aid recognizes volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. As the host of ProBono.Net/OK, a web site for lawyers interested in pro bono work, we support those who are often the last resort for those can’t afford a lawyer.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma hosts ProBono.Net/
Volunteer lawyers and law students from Oklahoma City University School of Law use the web site’s automated documents online to develop court forms at the Pro Se Waiver Docket in County. Judges refer self-represented litigants needing assistance with court forms trainings to Legal Aid’s on-site clinic in partnership with the Oklahoma County Law Library, Oklahoma Child Support Services. Other materials, court forms and other resources are available online for the volunteers.
Cindy Goble, Statewide Volunteer Coordinator for Legal Aid, says “volunteers have been eager to help with cases, now that they can access online trainings and court forms through www.probono.net/
Sponsored by Points of Light—National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with literally thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. With the third year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and the resonant call to serve from the President, this year will be even more energizing and inspiring.
Legal professionals wishing to get involved can join Pro Bono Net by signing up at www.probono.net, nationally or www.probono.net/
More information on National Volunteer Week 2012 can be found at www.handsonnetwork.org.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a not-for-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income individuals and their families and to elderly persons in the areas of family, consumer, housing, health and employment. Legal Aid attorneys and staff work through a network of fully-staffed law offices and satellite offices, serving eligible clients in all 77 counties of Oklahoma. The statewide toll-free number to call for legal assistance is 888-534-5243.
Funding for Legal Aid is from the Legal Services Corporation, the State of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 14 United Way or United Fund organizations and generous attorneys, law firms, foundations, businesses and individuals throughout the state contributing to the Campaign for Justice.
For information on contributing to Legal Aid’s Campaign for Justice, call Gayla Machell, 405-488-6753.
About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based platforms—www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org and www.lawhelpinteractive.org —to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and provide direct information and tools for self representation to low-income communities. For more information, please visit www.probono.net
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Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm serving the entire state of Oklahoma. We help eligible low-income people & senior citizens with civil legal problems