Legal Aid Board Elects Bruce Frazier President
Thursday, January 31, 2013
- Organization: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
The Board of Directors of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) has elected Bruce Frazier, advocate for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Victim Assistance Program, to serve as LASO’s president for 2013. Frazier served last year as vice-president and has been a board member since 2009.
“Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma helps provide much needed legal services to those who would otherwise have no one to turn to,” said Frazier, who lives in Hugo. “In today’s economy we have many members of the Choctaw Nation as well as others who would be lost in a justice system through which they could not find a path. I feel it is an honor and a privilege to serve Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma as a member of the Board of Directors and strive to lead the board through these days when funding challenges are surpassed by the greater need of our clients.”
Frazier was the first advocate hired to serve the Choctaw Nation victims of crime under the Oklahoma Victim Assistance Program in 2003. His advocacy work with crime victims, including the elderly, covers the 10 ½ county area of the Choctaw Nation in southeastern Oklahoma. He also serves on the Choctaw Nation Sexual Assault Response Team, the Bryan County Coordinated Community Response Team and the Bryan County Task Force in Durant.
LASO offices elected include Tulsa Attorney Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa, as vice-president, and Lucille Logan, Oklahoma City, as secretary-treasurer. Smith represents the Oklahoma Bar Association and Logan represents the Northeast Area Council of Oklahoma County.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a not-for-profit law firm which provides free civillegal assistance to eligible low-income individuals and their families and to elderly persons. Legal Aid attorneys and their staff work through LASO’s 22 law offices and satellite offices, serving eligible clients in all 77 counties of Oklahoma. Legal Aid Services 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.