Law Day

About Oklahoma Law Day

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Law Day is Monday, May 1!

Law Day is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. The Oklahoma Bar Association has been celebrating Law Day for more than 60 years with activities and events taking place over several weeks and in dozens of counties. The celebration was conceived in 1951 by the late Hicks Epton, a Wewoka attorney and 1953 Oklahoma Bar Association president.
This year, the theme is "Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration." To celebrate, the Oklahoma Bar Association Law Day Committee will hold its annual contest for Oklahoma students and will produce timely, educational videos that can be viewed on the OBA's social media. In the spring, hundreds of Oklahoma lawyers will also donate tens of thousands of dollars in legal services giving free legal advice to the public. The 2023 celebration of Law Day is set for Monday, May 1!

Student Contest

The annual OBA Law Day Art and Writing Contest is designed to stimulate discussion and understanding of the law among young Oklahomans. See the contest page for more details.

Ask A Lawyer

This will be the 47th year Oklahoma Bar Association members have offered free legal advice to celebrate Law Day. Oklahomans will have the option to email their question or call the hotline to speak with an attorney. 

Law Day Programming

This year, we are producing content that will cover some of the common areas of law we hear about from callers for Ask a Lawyer. Visit our YouTube page to see the 2022 videos.