On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the establishment of an Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission.
The Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission was created to develop and implement policies that expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Oklahoma residents.
There are currently 14 Commissioners. One position is vacant, one pending appointment by the Speaker of the House.
The voting members include:
Honorable Douglas Combs, Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Honorable Aletia Haynes Timmons, District Judge, Oklahoma County
Honorable Mike Hogan, Special Judge, Pittsburg County
Michael Figgins, Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Stephanie Hudson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Kris Steele, Executive Director, The Education and Employment Ministry
Renee DeMoss, Executive Director, Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Sam Fulkerson, Attorney
Lee Peoples, Associate Dean of Library and Technology, Oklahoma City University School of Law
Roni Amit, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Terry West Legal Clinic, The University of Tulsa College of Law
Alicia Currin-Moore, Director of Career Development, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Sara Murphy Bondurant, Attorney, Senate President Pro Tempore Appointee (ex-officio)
Kara Smith, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General (ex-officio)
Lewis Berkowitz, Attorney, Governor Appointee (ex-officio)