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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.
Parallel Citation Conversion
[Oklahoma State Court Network] — Interface to a function that returns parallel citations for Oklahoma cases.
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Court of Criminal Appeals—Unpublished Opinions
[Oklahoma Indigent Defense System] — “This page is designed to provide links to recent unpublished opinions from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals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 appellant’s 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 They are only selected cases of interest, primarily on direct appeal, and do not reflect all of the Court’s unpublished activity.”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.
See also the Oklahoma Legislature web site.
Oklahoma Session Laws (Okla. Sess. Laws)
[Oklahoma Attorney General] — A search interface to the statutes back through 1995.
Oklahoma Rules of Procedure and Practice
Rules on Administration of Courts
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.
- Oklahoma Administrative Code (Okla. Admin. C.)
- Oklahoma Register (Okla. Reg.)
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:
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.
- Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology (Okla. J. L. & Tech.)
- Oklahoma Law Review (Okla. L. Rev.)
Other Oklahoma Commentary
- Legal Guide to Doing Business in Oklahoma. Crowe & Dunlevy.
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, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
State Agency Forms
- Securities Commission
- Tax Commission
Business Entity Forms
Other Oklahoma Resources
Consulate General of Canada in Dallas
Canadian consular services for Oklahoma residents.
Legal Research and Assistance
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.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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