by President Shon T. Erwin It is my privilege to announce the 2012 Oklahoma Bar Foundation Grant Awards in the total amount of $356,000. The grants are down this year as a direct result of the continued instability of the economy, and particularly the ongoing low interest rate environment. Banks have dramatically reduced the rates they pay on IOLTA accounts. … Read More
I hate fundraising, but what I hate more is that every day equal justice under the law is being denied Oklahomans. Equal justice under the law means nothing without equal access to justice…This is a cause to which we as lawyers, are all called. Learn more about FUN…
- Frank has always provided for his family until he was injured on the job leaving his with a brain injury and in a medically induced coma.
- In the 18 years Kevin has been on this earth, he had endured more loss than most people do in their entire lives.
- Within months of her diagnosis, Rose received news that her cancer had spread, taking her strength and her mind.
- David and Jordan are brothers living very different lives than when they first came into DHS custody 3 years ago.
When you pay your OBA dues, you are paying annual rent for your license to practice law in Oklahoma, and you are paying for the many valuable services your bar association provides to the legal profession and to the citizens of our state. However, when you pay your OBA dues you are not making a payment of any kind to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. Read More of the Story
OBF Grant Funds Are In Crisis
What will the dramatic income decline mean for organizations funded by OBF? The 2012 OBF grant cycle is currently underway with 21 organizations making requests totaling $675,000. Given the loss of income, your OBF must dramatically cut grant award amounts and possibly eliminate some organizations completely from the grant process. This means that many Oklahomans will go without vitally needed legal services – law-related education programs in schools will go unfunded – children and vulnerable adults in Oklahoma will suffer. Learn More
The OBF’s mission of improving access to justice for those less fortunate makes it an ideal match for class action cy pres awards, since an underlying premise for all class actions is to make access to justice a reality for people who otherwise would not be able to obtain the protections of the court system. Through diverse of options available through OBF, something can be tailored to each case. Read More of the Story…
The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is a shining example of the commitment of Oklahoma lawyers to the profession and to the people of Oklahoma. Since OBF’s inception in 1946, the OBF has awarded more than $10 million. Your single Fellows contribution helped 38 law-related charitable programs and court projects last year along. How You Can Help…
A career providing legal services to victims of domestic violence is not for the faint of heart. These selfless Oklahoma lawyers who sacrifice much to serve the most vulnerable among us deserve our support and our thanks. Read More of Their Stories
The Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau recently received the Oklahoma Bar Foundation (OBF) Court Grant Award for Physical Court Improvements.
A history of helping: Oklahoma Bar Foundation supports nonprofits By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record Printed Wednesday, November 17, 2010 OKLAHOMA CITY – Call it the unknown foundation. While the Oklahoma Bar Foundation has been around for decades, given away millions of dollars and helped dozens of nonprofit agencies, most people – including thousands of the state’s attorneys – … Read More