The Legal System
In Oklahoma the protection order laws are designed so that you can go to court without a lawyer. If there are children involved, if your abuser has a lawyer, or if you think you might need help, you may want to try to find a lawyer to make sure that everything is done right.
This intermediate appellate court designed as "Court of Civil Appeals" takes cognizance of cases assigned to it for disposition by the Supreme Court. It functions as an appendage to the Supreme Court but its decisions are final unless the Supreme Court grants Certiorari.
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma servicing the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Seminole, Sequoyah and Wagoner
U. S. Federal District Court petitions for the Northern District of Oklahoma serving the following counties: Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington.