Law Day

About Oklahoma Law Day

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!
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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 on May 1. 

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.

Ask A Lawyer

Ask A Lawyer 2023

Local County Phone Numbers

Phone banks will be located at the Oklahoma Bar Center in Oklahoma City, the Tulsa County Bar Association or local lawyers’ offices in nonmetro counties. Volunteer attorneys will also answer questions by email.


Location Phone Number Time
Statewide (hotline located in Oklahoma City) 405-429-4290 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Statewide (hotline located in Tulsa) 918-340-5297 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Beaver County 580-625-4597 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Choctaw County 580-326-6427 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Garfield County 580-237-5555 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pushmataha County 580-298-5082 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sequoyah County 918-775-5900 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wagoner County 918-485-2889 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Washington County 918-336-4136 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

More Free Legal Advice

In addition to the free Ask A Lawyer hotline on May 1, many county bar associations will be hosting free legal advice events in person throughout the month.


Date Bar Association Event Location Time
Friday, May 5 Canadian County in partnership with Trinity Legal of Oklahoma Inc. Walk-In Legal Clinic Canadian County Courthouse 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10 Oklahoma County Lawyers in the Library Oklahoma County Courthouse Law Library 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, May 22 Payne County In-Person Ask A Lawyer Stillwater Public Library 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteer for Ask A Lawyer

To volunteer for Ask A Lawyer on Monday, May 1, contact the volunteer coordinators below for more information or reach out to your local county Law Day chair.


Contact Phone Email
Oklahoma City Metro:
Connie Simmons
405-236-8421 connie@okcbar.org
Dan Crawford
918-240-7331 liondc@gmail.com