Oklahoma Lawyers for America's Heroes Program
The Oklahoma Lawyers for America's Heroes Program was launched on Veterans Day 2010 to provide legal advice and assistance to those who have honorably served this country and are unable to afford to hire an attorney. Through this program, lawyers from across this great state stand at the ready to give legal advice and assistance to qualifying Oklahoma's veterans, retirees, active duty enlisted servicemembers, guard members and reserve members.
...just as no one is left behind on the battlefield, no one who has honorably served this country should be left behind in the legal system or denied access to justice because they cannot afford legal representation...
Lawyers specially trained in issues relevant to our military heroes have volunteered to give legal assistance to qualified servicemen and women and veterans, free of charge. This service ranges from just answering a few legal questions to going into courtrooms across this state to fight for those who have fought for our freedoms. Those same freedoms that lawyers fight to preserve in courtrooms across this nation were earned by the blood, sweat, tears and, too often, the lives of everyone who ever wore a military uniform for this country. Those sacrifices should not be in vain.
The needs of America's veterans, servicemembers, guard members and reserve members are great. They take on their missions at great personal sacrifice and at the great sacrifice of their families. Many programs exist through state and federal government and charitable organizations to assist America's heroes with a myriad of issues including medical, mental health, home loans, financial planning, substance abuse and reintegration into society, to name a few. But only Oklahoma can meet the legal needs of those from Oklahoma who have honorably served this Great Nation.
We cannot guarantee services to all who request our assistance, but we will strive to assist those who qualify for the Heroes Program, and those who need assistance outside the scope of the Heroes Program.
Our mission is to offer free one-on-one legal advice and assistance to Oklahoma’s service members, past and present, who have honorably defended our freedoms, and who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need. Whether it is help with a disability claim, family law issues, landlord-tenant problems, consumer rights questions or other legal issue which might befall our men and women in uniform, Oklahoma lawyers are ready to help.
The goal of the Oklahoma Lawyers for America's Heroes Program and the OBA support of the program is to ensure that, just as no one should be left behind on the battlefield, no one who has honorably served this country and has insufficient financial means to afford legal representation should be left behind in the legal system or denied access to justice. We are dedicated to serve those who have served our country honorably.