Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

Oklahoma Lawyers for Children "OLFC" is a pro bono program that works to protect "deprived" children in the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Court.

OLFC's works to protect and promote the health and well-being of children by providing them the full benefit of quality legal counsel.

OLFC provides the following legal services to deprived children:
Shelter Volunteers/GAL (attorneys and non-lawyers, LLIs)
Guardian Ad Litem Services (attorneys, non-lawyers - limited, LLIs)
Show Cause Attorneys (attorneys & LLIs)
Translators (attorneys and non-lawyers)
DDSD Trust preparation (attorneys & law students)
Guardianship preparation (attorneys & law students)
Name Changes (attorneys)
Representation in IEP matters (attorneys)
Representation in Friendly Suits (attorneys)
DHS Adoptions
Contested Step-Parent Adoptions
Special Circumstance Appointments by District Courts

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian, Comanche, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, Payne, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie
  • Area of law: Disability, Education, Family & Juvenile, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Torture survivors
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: OLFC provides training/CLE for volunteer attorneys in all areas of juvenile law.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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