ABOUT THE DAY OF SERVICE:

OBA President Jim Stuart, early in his term, announced that his theme for the year would be "Oklahoma lawyers giving back."  Not long after that, he declared Sept. 20-21, 2013 the OBA Day of Service.  With the help of the OBA Young Lawyers Division, county bar leaders and legal organizations have planned projects that give back to local communities all over the state.

If your county or legal organization has a Day of Service activity planned, please contact YLD Community Service Committee Chairperson, Brandi Nowakowski.

PARTICIPATING COUNTIES:

Note: This list is updated regularly and missing information indicates that projects are being finalized.


ALFALFA COUNTY

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ATOKA COUNTY

Service Project: Canned Food Drive
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BEAVER COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteering at a food bank
Partner Organization: Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Cory Hicks

BECKHAM COUNTY

Service Project: Legal clinic and assistance with website
Partner Organization: Western Oklahoma Family Care Center
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20 & Tuesday Oct. 1
Attorney Contact: Judge Michelle Kirby Roper

BRYAN COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteering time and money
Partner Organization: Families Feeding Families
Project Date: Tuesday Sept. 24
Attorney Contact: Matt Mickle

CANADIAN COUNTY

Service Project: Food drive benefiting low income families
Partner Organization: Lawyers Against Hunger
Project Date: Week before Thanksgiving
Attorney Contact: Nathan Richter

Service Project: Writing wills for service men and women
Partner Organization: Wills for Heroes
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Nathan Richter

 
CHOCTAW COUNTY

Service Project: Highway Cleanup
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Kevin Sain

CIMMARON COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteering at a food bank
Partner Organization: Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Cory Hicks

CLEVELAND COUNTY

Service Project: Blood Drive
Partner Organization: Red Cross
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20, 12 - 5 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Alissa Hutter

COAL COUNTY

Service Project: Reading at a local school
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Attorney Contact: Matt Mickle

COMANCHE COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteer at a children track meet
Partner Organization: Greater Lawton Rotary Club
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Attorney Contact: Anna Basora Walker and Jay Walker

Service Project: Legal seminar and cookout at a women's shelter
Partner Organization: Local women's shelter
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Attorney Contact: Grant Sheperd

 
CUSTER COUNTY

Service Project: Classrooms Presentations
Partner Organization: Various Area Schools
Project Date: Week of Sept. 16
Attorney Contact: Luke Adams

 
CREEK COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteering time and money to the county RSVP organization.
Partner Organization: Creek County Youth Shelter 
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Attorney Contact: Judge Richard A. Woolery
 
 
DEWEY COUNTY

Service Project: Presenting on current telephone and internet scams and ways to prevent and protect oneself from being a victim.
Partner Organization: Sieling Senior Citizens Center
Project Date: Thursday Sept. 19, Noon
Attorney Contact: Judge Rick Bozarth

GARFIELD COUNTY

Service Project: Assisting service men and women write wills
Partner Organization: Wills for Heroes
Project Date: Saturday Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Robert Faulk

 
GARVIN COUNTY

Service Project: Bake sale and supply drive
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Tara Portillo

GRANT COUNTY

Service Project: Assist service men and women draft wills
Partner Organization: Wills for Heroes
Project Date: Friday Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Robert Faulk

HARPER COUNTY

Service Project: Educating seniors about the local court system and current scams targeting the elderly
Partner Organization: Buffalo Citizens Center
Project Date: Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney Contact: Judge Megan L. Simpson

HASKELL COUNTY

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HUGHES COUNTY

Service Project: Repairs, painting and yard work
Partner Organization: Family Resource Center
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20 & Saturday Sept. 21
Attorney Contact: Vic Kennemer

 
JACKSON COUNTY

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KAY COUNTY

Service Project: Food Drive
Partner Organization: Food Pantry
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Rick Johnson

 
KINGFISHER COUNTY

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LATIMER COUNTY

Service Project: Donation Luncheon
Partner Organization: Southeast Oklahoma Food Bank
Project Date: Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney Contact: Blake Lynch

LEFLORE COUNTY

Service Project: Downtown Improvement Day
Partner Organization: Main Street Matters
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Attorney Contact: Marc Bovos

LOGAN COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteer Session
Partner Organization: Guthrie Animal Shelter
Project Date: Sept. 20, 2013, 9 - 11 a.m.
Attorney Contact: LeAnne McGill

MAJOR COUNTY

Service Project: 18+ Guide Presentations
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MAYES COUNTY

Service Project: Youth Drive
Partner Organization: Pryor Ministries
Project Date: Through Sept. 30
Attorney Contact: Emily Crain

MCCLAIN COUNTY

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MCCURTAIN COUNTY

Service Project: Highway Cleanup
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Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Kevin Sain

 
MCINTOSH COUNTY

Service Project: Free Legal Assistance for Veterans 
Partner Organization: VFW
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Attorney Contact:  Deborah Reheard 

 
MURRAY COUNTY

Service Project: Canned food drive
Partner Organization: Sulphur Food Bank & Sulphur Elementary
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Attorney Contact: Phil Hurst

MUSKOGEE COUNTY

Service Project: Landscaping and volunteering
Partner Organization: Women in Safe Homes (WISH)
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Justin Stout & Roy Tucker

NOBLE COUNTY

Service Project: YAG Presentations
Partner Organization: Perry High School
Project Date: Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013
Attorney Contact: Bryon Will


NOWATA COUNTY

Service Project: Presenting to seniors about the effect of the durable power of attorney, durable power for health care, and advanced health care directive.  Volunteer attorneys will also draft any of those documents for attendees. 
Partner Organization: Nowata and Washington County Bar Associations
Project Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Attorney Contact: Linda Thomas


OKFUSKEE COUNTY

Service Project: County bar members will provide legal information to senior citizens.
Partner Organization: Okemah New Age Nutrition Outreach
Project Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Attorney Contact: Bruce Coker

OKLAHOMA COUNTY

OCU Law School

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Oklahoma County Bar Association

Service Project: Assist with Special Education classes at The Children's Center
Partner Organization: The Children's Center
Project Date: Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Service Project: Assisting at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank Urban Harvest Garden
Partner Organization: Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
Project Date: Friday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Service Project: Visit with and take part in activities with residents at the Canterbury Assisted Living Center 
Partner Organization: Oklahoma Assisted Living Center
Project Date: Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Service Project: Free legal advisement
Partner Organization: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Project Date: Friday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - noon

OU College of Law

Service Project: School supply drive for schools in Moore and Shawnee affected by May tornadoes
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Project Contact: Dylan Erwin, SBA President

OSAGE COUNTY

Service Project: Estate Planning and Elder Car Clinic for Elderly Osage Indians with restricted Indian assets
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Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Amanda Proctor

PAYNE COUNTY

Service Project: Clinic providing wills and DPOAs for first responders            
Partner Organization: Wills/DPOA for Heroes Project
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Attorney Contact: Brandee Hancock

Service Project: Bone marrow registry drive
Partner Organization: Cure Blood Cancer 
Project Date: Sept. 21, 2013, Noon - 4 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Melissa DeLacerda


PITTSBURG COUNTY

Service Project: Donation Luncheon
Partner Organization: Southeast Oklahoma Food Bank
Project Date: Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney Contact:  Eric Grantham

PONTOTOC COUNTY

Service Project: Prepare and serve evening meal
Partner Organization: Abba's Table (a local food pantry)
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20, 2 - 9 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Suzy Summers

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY

Service Project: General "facelift" of the Youth and Family Resource Center's "Hope House"
Partner Organization: Youth and Family Resource Center
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PUSHMATAHA COUNTY

Service Project: Donation Luncheon
Partner Organization: First Baptist Church Food Bank
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Gerald Dennis

SEMINOLE COUNTY

Service Project: Repairs, painting and yard work
Partner Organization: Family Resource Center
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20 & Saturday Sept. 21
Attorney Contact: Vic Kennemer

SEQUOYAH COUNTY

Service Project: Donation Luncheon
Partner Organization: Cookson Hills Community Action Center & Catholic Charities Help Center
Project Date: Oct. 7, 2013
Attorney Contact:  Matt Orendorff

TEXAS COUNTY

Service Project: Volunteering at a food bank
Partner Organization: Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20
Attorney Contact: Cory Hicks

TULSA COUNTY

TU College of Law

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Tulsa County Bar Association

Service Project: Attorneys are drafting wills and answer questions about end of life decisions.
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Friday Sept. 20
Contact: Karen Langdon

Service Project: Packing food boxes for families in need
Partner Organization: Community Food Bank
Project Date: Friday Sept. 20, 1 - 3 p.m. & Saturday Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - noon
Contact: Shelley Holmes and Phyllis Holmes

Service Project: Volunteering for Infant Crisis Services
Partner Organization: Infant Crisis Services
Project Date: Saturday Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Conor Cleary


WASHINGTON COUNTY


Service Project: Presenting to seniors about the effect of the durable power of attorney, durable power for health care, and advanced health care directive.  Volunteer attorneys will also draft any of those documents for attendees. 
Partner Organization: Nowata and Washington County Bar Associations
Project Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Attorney Contact: Linda Thomas

WOODS COUNTY

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WOODWARD COUNTY

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 Other Projects

OBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS & OBF

Service Project: Donation drive and volunteering at Love Links Ministries
Partner Organization: Love Link Ministries
Project Date: Thursday Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
Attorney Contact: Jennifer Castillo
 

HALL ESTILL & GABLEGOTWALS

Service Project: Purchasing and donating items for DaySpring Villa, a shelter for domestic violence victims and adult vicsumtims of human sexual trafficking.
Partner Organization: DaySpring Villa
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Attorney Contact: Jennifer Castillo