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Lawyers to offer free legal advice.

Byline: Journal Record Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY Attorneys across Oklahoma will provide free legal advice on Thursday during the 68th annual statewide celebration of Law Day.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa lawyers will staff the statewide toll-free hotline on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The toll-free number to call is 800-456-8525 or email AskALawyer@okbar.org.

"This annual event gives us the opportunity to provide a much-needed community service," said Oklahoma Bar Association President Chuck Chesnut of Miami. "Hundreds of volunteer attorneys will be standing by to take calls and emails. Wanting to help people is what motivated us to become lawyers and we encourage Oklahomans with legal questions to call in."

Lawyers in other counties will also be giving free legal advice. About 300 lawyers will be volunteering statewide.

The Ask A Lawyer free legal advice project is one of several events in which Oklahoma lawyers participate to observe Law Day. This year, more than 1,050 Oklahoma students entered the Law Day Art and Writing Contest. Other students are taking part in Law Day activities, such as classroom visits from lawyers and judges and learning how legal rights and obligations change after one's 18th birthday.

The Ask A Lawyer television program will air across the state at 7 p.m. This year's topics are landlord/tenant law, the Oklahoma Innocence Project and divorce.

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Publication:Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
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Date:May 1, 2019
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