Public service programs

Law Day

Ask A Lawyer TV Show

The 2015 Ask A Lawyer television show will air Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. on OETA stations across the state.

Every year the Ask A Lawyer show highlights important legal topics and the impact lawyers make on the lives of individuals. This year’s show covers a wide range of topics of interest to Oklahomans.

Civil RIghts

The show will examine civil rights law and its intersection with schools. We will hear from two young men who successfully pursued a civil rights discrimination suit against their high school. We will also hear from lawyers representing schools, the state and individuals. They will share what parents, teachers and schools need to be aware of and learn how to prevent civil rights violations.


Garvin Isaacs
  

OBA President-Elect Garvin Isaacs appears in the Ask A Lawyer TV show to share the story of two young clients whose civil rights were violated during a school bullying incident.












Immigration

Many Oklahomans are directly impacted or have a friend or loved one directly impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In this segment you will hear from two young women who have benefited from this program and attorneys representing immigration clients and the United States.

Paola Bennett
Immigration lawyer Paola Alvarez-Bennett discusses the legal status of one of her young clients during production of the Ask A Lawyer TV show.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is a growing industry in Oklahoma. The show speaks to landowners and attorneys about their experiences with the industry and what you need to know about wind energy leases and production.

Law Professor Chris Tytanic is interviewed
about wind energy during the Ask A Lawyer
TV show.

Special Guests

Chief Justice John Reif and OBA President David Poarch join in the celebration of Law Day. Justice Reif shares his thoughts on the Magna Carta and recognizes the student contest winners and their winning artwork. President Poarch shares with the viewers information about the good work lawyers are doing across the state.

David Poarch

Viewers of the Ask A Lawyer TV show
will hear OBA President David Poarch
discuss lawyer provided community service.


Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John Reif welcomes Law Day contest first place winners to a recognition ceremony at the State Capitol. Also attending were OBA President David Poarch along with Law Day Committee Co-Chairs Richard Vreeland and Jennifer Prilliman.