2013 Celebrations Gearing Up!
Thursday, May 2, is ‘Ask A Lawyer’ day
Law Day 2013 is underway! The annual Ask A Lawyer TV show is in production, the art contests have been judged, and county bar associations should begin planning events now.
Why is Law Day such a big event? This national celebration began right here in Oklahoma in the 1950s. This day is set aside every year to celebrate the freedoms, rights and responsibilities we enjoy because our unique legal system. In addition to the opportunity for educational outreach, Law Day gives Oklahoma lawyers the chance to participate in a large-scale community service event designed to enhance the image of the legal profession while providing assistance to those who need help with legal questions. Participation in Law Day activities is a win/win!
So, mark your calendars now! Thursday, May 2 is the day Law Day will be observed in Oklahoma this year. The TV show will air on OETA stations across the state from 7 – 8 p.m. Counties hosting Ask A Lawyer call-in events are asked to be available to take calls during this hour for maximum publicity of this community service event.
Thanks to those counties that have already submitted the name of their Law Day chairperson:
Bryan: Jimmy Speed; 918-924-5291
Carter: Brad Wilson; 580-223-4384
Cherokee: Marena Doolittle; 918-456-6173
Cimarron: Judge Ronald Kincannon; 580-544-2471
Cleveland: Sandee Coogan, 405-329-8600; Alissa Hutter, 405-579-3939; Bethany Stanley, 405-701-1882; Peggy Stockwell, 405-321-9414; and Rebekah Taylor, 405-579-3739; co-chairs
Comanche: Rob Rochelle; 580-248-1822
Custer: Judge Jill Weedon, 580-323-3456; and Judge Donna Dirickson, 580-323-3456; co-chairs
Dewey: Judge Rick Bozarth; 580-328-5521
Garfield: Kaleb Hennigh; 580-234-4334
Grant: Judge Jack Hammontree; 580-395-2258
Greer: Tabitha Mills; 580-482-7134
Hughes: Judge Timothy Olsen; 405-257-3386
Kay: William Oldfield; 580-762-1655
Mayes: Emily Crain; 918-825-4558
McCurtain: Kevin Sain; 580-208-2880
McIntosh: Brendon Bridges; 918-689-2528
Muskogee: Robert Duncan III; 918-360-2808
Oklahoma: Lauren Barghols Hanna, chair, 405-340-5039; Curtis Thomas, vice chair
Ottawa: John Weedn, 918-542-3306, and Jennifer Ellis, 918-542-5547; co-chairs
Payne: Brandon Meyer; 405-385-5146
Pontotoc: Christine Pappas; 580-559-5640
Roger Mills: Pat Versteeg; 580-497-3359
Seminole: Judge Timothy Olsen, 405-257-3386; and Jack Cadenhead, 405-382-6341; co-chairs
Texas: Vonda Wilkins; 580-338-8120
Tulsa: Kimberly Moore-Waite; 918-295-9433
Wagoner: Richard Loy Gray Jr.; 918-485-2889
Washita: Skye Shepard-Wood; 580-832-3848
Is your county missing from this list? Please submit the name of your Law Day chairperson as soon as possible to OBA Law Day coordinator Lori Rasmussen, 405-416-7017.