Scholarship Highlights – Clint Summers

Name: Clint Summers Hometown: Dallas, Texas Law School: University of Tulsa Grad Year: 2019 What field of law are you studying: federal courts, constitutional law, federal Indian law, criminal law, administrative law Where did you attend undergrad: University of Oklahoma What was your Major/Minor: Finance and International Business majors with an Arabic minor What year did you Graduate: 2010 What … Read More

Owasso High School Wins State Mock Trial Championship

(March 6, 2019) Owasso High School was guaranteed the win last night as its Team Quadstone competed against Team Heisenberg in the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship in Tulsa. Team Quadstone emerged as the winner. Last year was the first time in program history two teams from the same school faced off in the final round, and both were … Read More

State Mock Trial Championship

Two Owasso High School mock trial teams, Team Quadstone and Team Heisenberg, will compete to determine the winner of the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition on Tuesday, March 5. The final round will begin at 5 p.m. in the Page Belcher Federal Building, 333 W. 4th Street, in Tulsa. The public is invited to attend. “This is the second … Read More

Meet 2019 Board President Jennifer Castillo

Law school: OCU School of Law Graduation year: 2002 Current Employer: Oklahoma Gas & Energy Company Location: Oklahoma City Why did you decide to be a lawyer? I was finishing a Master’s degree in Communication at OU and took a First Amendment and Communication class. It was so interesting I decided to apply to law school instead of a Ph.D. … Read More

Liz Stevens – Scholarship Highlights

Name: Liz Stevens Scholarship: Fellows Hometown: Norman, OK Law School: OU Grad Year: 2019 What field of law are you studying: International Human Rights Law Where did you attend undergrad: OU What was your Major/Minor: European History What year did you Graduate: 2011 What are your short-term and long-term goals, professionally & personally? I want to find a job in … Read More

2019 Grantees

Our 2019 Grantees are the boots on the ground making real change happen and advancing our mission to ensure justice is possible for all. Each program – in its own way – makes an impact and addresses important legal needs in communities across Oklahoma.  Among the program descriptions you will find court advocacy for victims of violence, youth court for … Read More

Impact Update – The Spero Project

“They provide brightness to my dark future. They brought hope to my hopeless days. They are my happiness, my family, and my home, The Spero Project.” Poem by Naiemah, Translated by Moe Moe New neighbors from Burma/Myanmar Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellows (our donors) empower programs like The Common, a program at The Spero Project, which supports the international refugee community. The … Read More

Why We Invest in Oklahoma Courts

Why we invest in Oklahoma Courts – Imagine the anxiety of having one cassette tape left to record hearings on obsolete equipment or presenting your side of an important case with a malfunctioning audio/video system. These stories, along with many similar ones, are far too common in Oklahoma courtrooms. The phrase, “We are experiencing technical difficulties,” is popular among Court … Read More

Scholarship Highlights – Leslie Briggs

Chapman-Rogers Scholarship Recipient Name: Leslie Briggs Hometown: Tulsa, OK Law School: University of Tulsa Grad Year: 2019 Field of Law: Public Interest Undergrad Institution: Oklahoma State University Major: Spanish + History Undergrad Graduation Year: 2010 What are your short-term and long-term goals? Short-term Goals: To serve the public in some capacity, whether it is through legislative advocacy, public defense, or … Read More

$1.36 Million in Grants to Defend Homes & Build Communities

$1.36 Million in Grants to Defend Homes & Build Communities The Great Recession proved to be the worst economic downturn in our country since the Great Depression. According to CoreLogic, 5.5 Million homes were lost due to foreclosure in the U.S. since 2008. Quantifying the number of homes lost is the easy part; it is calculating the feelings of loss, … Read More