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Links/FAQ’s

Helpful Links & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

 

Community Resources

Free Tax Return Preparation

  • Help with your income taxes – Volunteer Sites
  • Earned Income Credit-Should I Apply?
    This IRS web site will help you determine whether you qualify for
    additional tax credit based on your level on income for 2006.
  • ICAN! EIC Free Tax Software
    ICAN! EIC provides a free online resource to file your federal tax returns
    for those claiming Earned Income Credit. The site is provided in English
    and Spanish. You will still need to prepare and file an Oklahoma State
    income tax return.
  • IRS Refund Status
    Check on your IRS refund status on this secure website. You will need
    your social security number, your filing status (Single, Married, Head of
    Household, etc.) and the dollar amount of the expected refund.

Legal

  • A List of Self Help Legal Forms from Legal Aid
    This page is has Legal Aid’s self-help forms. These are online programs to
    help you with information and creation of legal forms and instructions to
    help you file them in court.
  • Free Legal Resources
    Legal information, self-help forms, videos and other legal resources
    curated by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
  • Step Forward
    Understand your immigration options, your rights, and how to prepare for the future.
  • Oklahoma Department of Libraries
    Legal and legislative resources researched by the Staff of the
    Jan Eric Cartwright Memorial Library
  • Tulsa Fair Housing Partnership
    Information about community fair housing events and fair housing
    enforcement agencies in Oklahoma.
  • Relationship Abuse, Domestic Violence and the Law
    Information about what you can do if you are being abused, stalked, or
    harassed by someone in your life.
  • Legislative Primer
    Where do bills come from? How many make it into law? Who makes up
    the Governor’s cabinet? How does the committee process work, and who
    leads which committee? The Legislative Primer will answer these
    questions and more.
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    Link to Oklahoma Bar Association for helpful ways to find a private lawyer
    and access some free legal information.
  • Child Support Services
    Paper forms for you to ask the court to modify your child support.
  • Oklahoma State Courts Network
    The Oklahoma State Courts Network website helps you find statutes,
    forms, courts and docket information.
  • Oklahoma’s Assistant – State Government Information & Navigation
    Welcome to TheHouseandSenate.com – a free service provided for
    Oklahomans to easily access and navigate their state government. This
    web site is privately owned and maintained and is not affiliated with the
    Oklahoma Legislature, State Senate or the Oklahoma House of
    Representatives.
  • Tulsa County Emergency Protective Orders
    On this web site you can fill out forms to file at the Tulsa County
    Courthouse asking for an emergency domestic violence protective order.
    As you complete the questions, you will also print a list of resources in
    Tulsa to help you. You may also see a “Court Tour” video about protective
    order hearings, or a “Safety Plan” video about your safety in a domestic
    violence situation.
  • Tulsa County District Court
    This site has all the information you need to file a case in small claims,
    including fill in forms.
  • Tulsa Lawyers for Children
    Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Inc. is a not-for-profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3)
    charitable organization, formed to provide volunteer pro bono legal
    representation for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the
    custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (“DHS”). Tulsa
    Lawyers for Children only represents children in deprived or delinquency
    actions in juvenile court.
  • Victims Identity Theft and Financial Fraud
    Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the
    Southwest. Call 1-888-343-4414

Public Benefits

  • Medicaid Services
    Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can’t afford
    medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. This website gives
    information about Medicaid services. You can also find out if you or your
    children might qualify for Medicaid Services.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

1. What kinds of cases does LASO handle?

LASO attorneys and advocates handle civil cases involving consumer issues, education issues, family law issues, domestic violence issues, elder law issues, employment and unemployment issues, fair housing issues, housing issues, health issues, public benefits issues, mental health issues, and more. LASO also provides a variety of legal services for those persons with AIDS, the disabled, and for Seniors over 60 years of age.

2. How do I apply for LASO services?

All applications for assistance are accepted by telephone at LASO’s Application Hotline by calling 1-888-534-5243. Phones are answered Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you age 60+? If so, we have a special phone number for Seniors! The Sixty Plus Legal Aid Services Helpline (SPLASH) provides free legal advice, counseling, and community education for American citizens who are 60 years of age or older.

Through special funding from Area Agencies on Aging, provided in part by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Divisions under provisions of the Older Americans Act, each law office is able to provide this service to older Americans.

Please call 1-855-488-6814 for assistance from SPLASH.

3. How does LASO determine if I am eligible for services?

Many of LASO’s programs and services are offered only to those that meet our financial eligibility guidelines. Clients are financially qualified for our services during their confidential intake interviews. Income is calculated based upon the gross income household earnings of the applicant, and the number of persons in the household. Non-exempt assets may also be considered in qualifying applicants for our services.

There are, however, many of our program services that are not income sensitive. The legal services that are not income sensitive are for persons with AIDS, Seniors over 60 years of age, and victims of housing discrimination.

4. Is there any charge for the services I receive at LASO?

There is no charge for the legal services provided by LASO.  Sometimes there are court or other fees the client will be required to pay.

5. Where is LASO located?

Please click here to see our office locations.

6. What do I do if LASO cannot assist me?

If you are not eligible for LASO assistance, you may contact other programs in Oklahoma that provide free or low-cost legal assistance. A list may be found at the Oklahoma Bar Association website by clicking here.

Also, LASO is fortunate to have many volunteer pro bono attorneys who take cases LASO is unable to handle. If appropriate, your case may be referred to one of those private pro bono volunteers with no charge to you.

7. How is LASO funded?

LASO’s funding is provided through a combination of grant awards from the Legal Services Corporation, other Federal government agencies, the State of Oklahoma, United Way, the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, as well as through generous donations from a number of charitable foundations/organizations and private individuals.