Law Day

About Law Day in Oklahoma

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 was "Voices of Democracy." To celebrate, the Oklahoma Bar Association Law Day Committee held its annual contest for Oklahoma students and produced timely, educational videos that can be viewed on the OBA's social media. Hundreds of Oklahoma lawyers also donated tens of thousands of dollars in legal services giving free legal advice to the public through Ask A Lawyer. The 2024 celebration of Law Day was Wednesday, 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 was the 48th year Oklahoma Bar Association members have offered free legal advice to celebrate Law Day. Oklahomans had 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 recent videos.