Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission & Foundation
Improving Access to Justice in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission works to develop and implement policy initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Oklahoma residents. The Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation identifies resources, collaborates, and builds programs to achieve the Commission's goal of meaningful access to justice.
Nearly 80% of all legal need goes unmet. Oklahomans deserve better.
"Access to justice” describes the ability of any person, regardless of income, to use the justice system to solve common legal problems and advocate for themselves and their interests. Oklahomans turn to the civil justice system when they are facing life-changing challenges such as domestic violence, child custody disputes, unlawful evictions, discrimination, consumer debt, or the loss of veterans’, health, or disability benefits. Unlike the criminal justice system, there is no right to an attorney in civil justice matters.