I hope this 2008 Annual Report gives you a glimpse of the work of Legal Aid, including its joys and challenges. Legal Aid has the privilege of providing access to the courts for the tens of thousands of low-income and elderly Oklahomans who every year have basic civil legal problems involving taking care of their children, preserving their housing, going to the doctor and feeding their families.
The people who ask for help from Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma are grandparents providing stability to their children’s children; young mothers doing their best to keep their babies safe; Senior Citizens fallen prey to predatory lenders and losing their homes; women of all ages who are victims of domestic violence; and more. All of these, clients face an unexpected but urgent legal problem that threatens to derail their lives. They have one hope and that hope is Legal Aid.
We could not provide access to justice without your help. Thank you for believing in Justice for All and supporting Legal Aid.
Gary A. Taylor