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Oklahoma Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.

    Additional Resources
    Parallel Citation Conversion … [Oklahoma State Court Network] — Interface to a function that returns parallel citations for Oklahoma cases.
    Search opinions of the Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals … [Oklahoma Attorney General] — Also search attorney general opinions as well as labor department and merit protection opinions.
    ¶ Court of Criminal Appeals—Unpublished Opinions … [Oklahoma Indigent Defense System] — “This page is designed to provide links to recent unpublished opinions from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals … indexed both by subject and alphabetically by appellantís last name. These opinions were chosen for their potential value to defense lawyers — reversible errors, promulgation of new procedure, emerging issues, etc. They are only selected cases of interest, primarily on direct appeal, and do not reflect all of the Courtís unpublished activity.”
    Indian Territory Court Decisions … [Oklahoma State Court Network] — Reported decisions for 1893–1907 (the entire history of the court), along with a text-search function.


Oklahoma Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (Okla. Const.)
  2. Additional Resources
    Oklahoma Constitution … [Oklahoma Attorney General] — A search function is provided.

  3. Bills
    See also the Oklahoma Legislature web site.

  4. Oklahoma Session Laws (Okla. Sess. Laws)

  5. Oklahoma Statutes (Okla. Stat.)
    See also uniform laws.
  6. Additional Resources
    Oklahoma Statutes … [Oklahoma Attorney General] — A search interface to the statutes back through 1995.


Oklahoma Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules • Rules of Procedure
  2. Rules on Administration of Courts

  3. Rules of Practice • Judicial Rules • Professional Ethics Decisions

    See also additional miscellaneous court rules.


Oklahoma Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
  1. Regulations
    1. Oklahoma Administrative Code (Okla. Admin. C.)
    2. Oklahoma Register (Okla. Reg.)

  2. Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
  3. Additional Resources


Oklahoma Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • American Legal Publishing Corp.
  • Coded Systems Corp.
  • General Code, LLC
  • Municipal Code Corp.
  • Sterling Codifiers
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
    3. Municipal Ordinances
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.


    Oklahoma Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Oklahoma law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
    1. Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology (Okla. J. L. & Tech.)
    2. Oklahoma Law Review (Okla. L. Rev.)


    Other Oklahoma Commentary

    1. Legal Guide to Doing Business in Oklahoma. Crowe & Dunlevy. … [Lex Mundi]


    Oklahoma Law-Related Topical Web Sites


    Oklahoma Court Information

    See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
    1. Web Sites

      See also links to basic information (judges, addresses, telephone numbers) for the county district courts (trial courts).


    Oklahoma Forms

    1. Court Forms • Jury Instructions
    2. State Agency Forms
      1. Securities Commission
      2. Forms
      3. Tax Commission
      4. Forms and Publications

    3. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


    Other Oklahoma Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / N.C. Indus. Comm’n]

    3. Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
    5. Consulate General of Canada in Dallas … Canadian consular services for Oklahoma residents.


    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. Oklahoma Bar Association Informational Brochures
    3. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Oklahoma Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Oklahoma law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Oklahoma.

    4. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Oklahoma Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      2. Oklahoma Indian Legal Services … A nonprofit legal aid organization providing legal services to low-income Native Americans residing in Oklahoma. OILS represents Indian people in civil proceedings that result directly from the person’s Indian status and also works to inform the Indian population in Oklahoma by providing community education to Native American tribes and groups.
      3. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.



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