Legal Talk Network Covers the Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit
On October 11th, 2018, the Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit was held at the Oklahoma Bar Association in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This event worked to raise awareness around the access to justice gap and encourage lawyers volunteering their time to help Americans of low economic means with their legal problems.
About one in five Oklahomans qualify for free civil legal assistance but more than half of those may be turned away due to a lack of funding. Oklahoma lawyers want to address this problem and make the necessary changes to the legal system.
This year’s Oklahoma Access to Justice Summit featured notable guests, access to justice data, training programs, and sessions that counted toward MCLE credit.
Oklahoma Bar Association president Kimberly Hays stops by to discuss their current mission to address the Justice Gap. pic.twitter.com/fE1fFyTETV
— Legal Talk Network (@LegalTalkNet) October 11, 2018
Legal Talk Network attended the event to record interviews with the attorneys donating their time to this cause. Among the many issues presented were the results of a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago for the Legal Services Corporation. Check out some of these interviews below:
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Getting Legal Help for Families
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Access to Justice Commission Goals
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Is it Time for Civil Gideon?
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: The Justice Gap
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Changing the Dialogue on Equal Justice
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: How Data Deepens Our Understanding of Access to Justice
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: The New Reality of Eviction and Homelessness
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Free Legal Answers
- Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Why Civil Justice Reform Matters