Ask A Lawyer provides Oklahomans a better understanding of the rights and freedoms offered by our legal system. Co-produced by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the program presents information about legal issues in easy-to-understand language. This year's program will air Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The show will highlight three segments, drug court, debt and bankruptcy and adoption.
Judge Michael Tupper shows us the Cleveland County Drug Court and how the program helps the participants gain stability and focus. In the segment, participants Deon and Tracey share their battles with substance abuse. Defense Attorney Dave Stockwell and Parole Officer Chad Minson also share their experiences of helping participants reach their goal of sobriety.
Attorneys Robyn Hopkins and Khristan Strubhar explain the process of both private and DHS adoptions in the adoption segment. Seth and Missy adopted Shiloh and will soon adopt Shiloh’s little brother. The couple will share their story and give advice on how to manage the stresses and joys of adoption. Aubrey and Johnross share their story of delivering their adoptive son and adopting two children within a month of each other.
The show will also highlight debt and bankruptcy. The average Oklahoman has about $5,000 of credit card debt. Attorney Katheryn Bell gives advice on debt relief solutions. The segment will also profile Oklahomans who escaped the constant stress of unmanageable debt and filed for bankruptcy.
This year's Law Day theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.” The show features Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Douglas Combs who will speak on the key clauses of the 14th Amendment and why it is important to us as Oklahomans and American Citizens.
During the program, views can call in and receive free legal advice. Advice is provided by Oklahoma Attorneys as a community service in conjunction with the national celebration of Law Day. To get free answers to your legal questions simply call 800-456-8525. Tulsa viewers may call 918-838-8770. Viewers statewide will be able to reach an attorney from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. April 27. Spanish-speaking attorney's will be standing by from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Viewers who prefer to speak to an attorney practicing in their town or county will be able to see and call local numbers during the broadcast. Viewers may also send questions via email to AskALawyer@okbar.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed questions will be answered during the week the program airs.
The names of the winners of the statewide Law Day art and writing contests will also be announced. Hundreds of Oklahoma students in grades Pre-K through 12th entered the contests, designed to stimulate discussion and understanding of the law among young Oklahomans.
To get in touch with a lawyer:
Statewide Number: (800) 465-8525
Tulsa Number: (918) 838-8770