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Information About the Legal System

  • Courthouse Closings - How Can They Affect Your Court Case?

    Oklahoma Courthouses rarely close, but in extreme weather or other emergencies, the courts may be closed. Learn what can happen if you miss a court date after the courthouse is closed, or any other time. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Criminal Law

    The criminal justice system can be very confusing and scary. While you have the right to represent yourself in court, the advice of a lawyer is invaluable. Content Detail

    By:
    Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Federal Courts - Glossary of Common Legal Terms

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    By:
    US District Courts - Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Helpful Hints for Witnesses

    If you are appearing in your own case or a witness for someone else, being in a courtroom is a stressful experience, even for the witnesses. Read these tips before you go to court! Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Information for Jurors

    You have been summoned to provide an important service as a juror. You enjoy the privileges of citizenship and the protection of your liberties and property by the government. In return, you have a duty as a citizen to participate in a very important aspect of our democracy - jury duty. Content Detail

    By:
    Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Inside the Federal Courts

    Learn about how the federal courts work, how they are organized, and how they fit into the U.S. system of government. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Judicial Center
  • 2016 Legislative Process Primer

    A lesson in how Oklahoma government works. Use the Primer on the web or download in pdf file. Read More

    By:
    OK Policy Institute
  • Oklahoma Free Legal Answers

    Free Legal Answers is a national program developed by the American Bar Association where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyer. Qualifying users can post civil legal questions on the website and receive basic legal information and advice from approved volunteer attorneys. This Oklahoma site will serve Oklahoma residents. Oklahoma.freelegalanswers is an cooperative effort of the ABA, Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and the Oklahoma Bar Association. Content Detail

    By:
    Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Should You Go to Small Claims Court?

    Helpful questions to consider when thinking about small claims court. Content Detail

    By:
    Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Small Claims Court

    Small Claims Court is for cases involving amounts up to $7,500. You do not have to have an attorney and it can be less expensive and less complicated than District Court. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • What is LiveHelp?

    Learn about OKLaw's LiveHelp, online chat to help you find legal information, referrals to legal aid and low or no-cost legal help or self-help materials. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Families in Transition

    Families in Transition is a program of the Tulsa County District Court designed to minimize conflict and promote the well-being of children during the Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage process and thereafter. This web site explains the role of the Conferencing Judge, the Parenting Plan process, rules for Mediation, the Family Assessment Procedures and the role of the Parent Coordinator, should one be appointed and many other valuable resources for families during the dissolution or divorce process. Content Detail

    By:
    Tulsa County District Court
  • Glossary of Legal Terms

    English/Spanish Legal Glossary. Content Detail

    By:
    Minnesota Judicial Branch
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Law Glossary

    This is a glossary of commonly used words and phrases when talking about immigration law. Definitions for each word and phrases are provided. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Methods for Resolving Conflicts and Disputes

    Family problem, neighborhood dispute or big lawsuit-there are really many more options available to you for problem solving and resolving disputes. Negotiation, mediation and arbitration - often called ADR or in alternative dispute resolution - are the most well-known. Content Detail

    By:
    Oklahoma Bar Association