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Legal Aid's Norman Law Office Relocates - Open House

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  • Organization: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.

The Norman Law Office of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. is holding an open house on Thursday, April 5 and inviting the entire community to visit its new offices and meet the staff.

The Open House will be from 3:30-6:30 pm at the offices, located in the Riverside Office Park, at 2600 Van Buren, Suite 2606, in Norman.

The Norman Law Office recently moved from downtown to the south side of town in an effort to make the office more convenient for Norman residents who need Legal Aid’s services. Managing Attorney Richard Vreeland said the new location is spacious, has plenty of parking and is easily accessible for all.

Legal Aid’s Norman office serves low-income and elderly clients from Cleveland, Hughes, McClain, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties who have civil legal problems dealing with family matters such as support and custody, including domestic violence; as well as housing; health care; and income-related areas such as employment or Social Security.

Phone numbers for Legal Aid’s Norman Law Office are 405/360-6631 and 800/421-4057. The Norman Law Office is staffed by four fulltime attorneys, including Vreeland, a paralegal and a receptionist.

Vreeland said local funding for Legal Aid’s Norman Law Office comes from the Norman United Way, the Areawide Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District (COEDD).

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) is a not-for-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income individuals and their families and to elderly persons. Legal Aid attorneys and their staff work through LASO’s 21 law offices and satellite offices, serving eligible clients in all 77 counties of Oklahoma. Legal Aid prioritizes cases involving issues which affect basic necessities of life, such as safety, food, shelter, and a source of income, or those cases which have an emergency nature, such as a hearing in a few days or an impending eviction. Funding for LASO is from the Legal Services Corporation, the Oklahoma State Legislature’s Legal Services Revolving Fund, the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 14 United Way groups, 11 aging organizations and private attorneys, law firms, foundations and businesses contributing to the Campaign for Justice.

Funding is insufficient to meet the demand for services. In 2012, LASO faces a significant budget deficit. Now more than ever, LASO needs your support. LASO is confident that our community will step up to assist LASO during this time of need. If you want to help LASO then we make it easy for you to do so. Just go to our website at www.legalaidok.org or give us a call at 405.557.0049 and accept our gratitude in advance.

 

Press Release - 3/26/2012
For additional information, contact:
Richard Vreeland at 405-360-6631

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