Oklahoma Bar Journal

2024 Law Day Highlights

Every May, we celebrate Law Day, but the Law Day Committee stays busy with planning and promotion throughout the year. The Law Day Art and Writing Contest promotion began last fall, and more than 1,600 students entered the contest. The Law Day Committee met Feb. 6 for contest judging and held the Awards Ceremony on April 4 at the state Capitol. Twenty-four students received awards for their phenomenal artwork and writing. A few weeks later, on Wednesday, May 1, attorneys from across the state met at their local county bars to provide free legal advice to Oklahomans in need. Hundreds of calls and more than 500 emails were answered. Throughout the month of May, many other Law Day events were held by county bar associations across the state. The Oklahoma Bar Association is proud of our members’ continued contributions to Law Day, recognizing the importance of the rule of law and lawyer contributions to the community.

From left OBA President Miles Pringle, OBA Executive Director Janet Johnson and OBA Law Day Committee Chair Ed Wunch look on as Chief Justice Kane signs the Law Day directive.

OBA President Miles Pringle records a Law Day video message aimed at increasing public understanding of the law and legal concepts.


OBA President Miles Pringle (far left), Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice M. John Kane IV (back, center) and OBA Law Day Committee Chair Ed Wunch (far right) congratulate first-place winners on their achievements. The first-place winners attended the Law Day Art and Writing Contest awards ceremony at the state Capitol on Thursday, April 4.


The Law Day Committee judges the art entries for the Law Day Art and Writing Contest.


Hundreds of contest entries were received this year. The Law Day Committee had a tough job of choosing the winners from so many great student entries.


Dan Crawford joins other Tulsa attorneys to offer free legal advice on May 1 during Ask A Lawyer. Mr. Crawford has served as the Tulsa County Bar Association Law Day volunteer coordinator for 35 years.


Attorneys in Tulsa volunteered their time to answer hundreds of phone calls throughout the day during Ask A Lawyer.


Volunteer attorney Marvin Lizama was among dozens of Tulsa attorneys who donated their time to provide free legal advice for Ask A Lawyer on May 1.


Oklahoma City attorney Kent Johnson volunteered his time answering phone calls during Ask A Lawyer at the Oklahoma Bar Association on May 1. Mr. Johnson has volunteered for Ask A Lawyer for many years.


Long-time Ask A Lawyer volunteer Stan Evans stayed late into the evening providing free legal advice during the event.


Katheryn Bell, Oklahoma City attorney, coordinated the group answering legal questions via email for Ask A Lawyer. More than 500 emails were received this year. Ms. Bell was the winner of the 2023 Hicks Epton Law Day Award for her contributions to Law Day.


OBA Leadership Academy participants volunteered several sessions for Ask A Lawyer this year, answering legal questions over the phone and via email. From left Leadership Academy participants Alyssa Amundsen and Elissa Stiles.

Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar JournalOBJ 95 No. 6 (June 2024)

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