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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

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.

2016 Board Meeting Schedule

March 17, 2016
907 S. Detroit Ave.,
Conf Rm 1025A

June 16, 2016
2915 N. Classen Blvd.,
Suite 110
Oklahoma City

September 22, 2016
907 S. Detroit Ave.,
Conf Rm 1025A

December 15, 2016
2915 N. Classen Blvd.,
Suite. 110
Oklahoma City







2016 Officers

dwight smith
Dwight L. Smith, President
Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa

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

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

2016 Members

Leonard Benton
South West Urban Foundation, Oklahoma City

Marianne Blair
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa

Mark Bonney
Muskogee County Bar Association, Muskogee

Judge Rick Bozarth
Custer County Bar Association, Taloga

Jack L. Brown
Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa

S. Douglas Dodd
Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa

Bruce Frazier
Choctaw Nation Elder/Vulnerable Adult Advocate

Michelle Freeman
Pottawatomie County Bar Association, Shawnee

James E. Green, Jr.
Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa

Patricia Hawkins
State Council on Aging, Oklahoma City

Chris D. Jones
Bryan County Bar Association, Durant

Richard Mitchell
Northeast Oklahoma Black Lawyers Association, Bartlesville

Laura McConnell-Corbyn
Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma City

LeAnne McGill
Oklahoma Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Nancy Parrott
Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma City

Matthew Patterson
Pittsburg County Bar Association, McAlester

Sandra Toyekoyah
Lawton Client’s Council, Lawton

Aimee Vardeman
Comanche County Bar Association, Lawton

Pleas A. Thompson
NAACP Tulsa Branch, Tulsa

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

Earnest Ware
City-County Area Council, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City

Important Legal Aid Documents

Our Funding Partners

Legal Services Corporation

Oklahoma Bar Foundation

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