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About Us

LASO’s Mission

To be a partner in the community making equal justice for all a reality.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (LASO) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income persons throughout Oklahoma. LASO was born in 2001 when Legal Aid Services of Eastern Oklahoma, Inc. and Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma were merged to create a unified program for the state. LASO maintains 18 offices throughout Oklahoma.

LASO Administration

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Michael G. Figgins, Executive Director

Mr. Figgins received his B.A. from Arizona State University in 1977, and his J.D. from the School of Law at Gonzaga University in 1980. Mr. Figgins has spent 33 of his years in practice as an attorney providing legal services to the poor. Mr. Figgins practiced as both a staff attorney and a managing attorney with Dakota Plains Legal Services in Mission, South Dakota, and then became the managing attorney for Community Legal Services in Yuma, Arizona. In 1989, Mr. Figgins was chosen as the Executive Director of Western Nebraska Legal Services.
In 1995, Mr. Figgins was chosen as the Executive Director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). In March, 2012, Mr. Figgins was chosen as the Executive Director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO). Mr. Figgins is responsible for developing staff, program and community resources to benefit LASO.

Mr. Figgins is a member of the Florida Bar, the South Dakota Bar, the Arizona Bar, and the Nebraska Bar.

LASO Board of Directors

LASO is governed by a Board of Directors pursuant to the guidelines of the Legal Services Corporation. The Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from member agencies all across the State of Oklahoma. These representatives are both lawyers and clients. Lawyer representatives are selected from local bar associations and other legal organizations. Client representatives are selected from clients and agenices who service our clients. Quarterly Board Meetings are held alternately between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. All meetings begin at 2:00 p.m.

2017 Board Meeting Schedule

March 16, 2017
907 S. Detroit Ave.,
Conf Rm 1025A
Tulsa

June 15, 2017
2915 N. Classen Blvd.,
Suite 110
Oklahoma City

September 28, 2017
907 S. Detroit Ave.,
Conf Rm 1025A
Tulsa

December 14, 2017
2915 N. Classen Blvd.,
Suite. 110
Oklahoma City

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Officers

Molly Aspan_Board Pres
Molly Aspan, President
Resonance Center for Women, Tulsa, OK

2016_Earnest-Ware
Earnest Ware, Vice President
City-County Area Council, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City

Lucille Logan, Secretary-Treasurer
Northeast Area Council, Oklahoma City

2017 Members

Marianne Blair, Tulsa
University of Tulsa College of Law

Mark Bonney, Muskogee
Muskogee County Bar Association

Jack L. Brown, Tulsa
Tulsa County Bar Association

Oleda Duckett, Broken Bow
Chocktaw Nation

S. Douglas Dodd
Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa

Frederic Dorwart
Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa

Avery Chip Eeds, Elk City
Custer County Bar Association

Bruce Frazier, Hugo
Choctaw Nation Elder/Vulnerable Adult Advocate

Michelle Freeman, Shawnee
Pottawatomie County Bar Association, Shawnee

Latoya Gater, Tulsa
Family Safety Center

Patricia Hawkins, Oklahoma City
State Council on Aging, Oklahoma City

Richard Mitchell, Bartlesville
Northeast Oklahoma Black Lawyers Association

Laura McConnell-Corbyn, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County Bar Association

LeAnne McGill, Edmond
Oklahoma Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Nancy Parrott, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County Bar Association

Matthew Patterson, McAlester
Pittsburg County Bar Association

Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa
Oklahoma Bar Association

Sandra Toyekoyah, Lawton
Lawton Client’s Council

Aimee Vardeman, Lawton
Comanche County Bar Association

Pleas A. Thompson, Tulsa
NAACP Tulsa Branch

Milissa Tipton-Dunkins, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers

Jillian Welch, Durant
Bryan County Bar Association

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