On Friday, September 20, 2013, the Oklahoma Bar Association will be conducting a “Day of Service” where all Oklahoma attorneys can give back to their local communities, including a project here in Tulsa that will help human trafficking victims.
OBA President Jim Stuart tells KRMG that lawyers from all over the state will take time off from their regular law practices to work on local community projects.
In Tulsa, there will be a project involving Day Springs Villa.
It is a secure place where victims of human trafficking are provided a secure place to stay and recover from the trauma of being sold into slavery.
Mr. Stuart knows that the human trafficking issue is here in Oklahoma.
“In the I-35, I-40 corridor, we’ve seen just horrible stories of children, both girls and boys, who have been sold into slavery.
In human trafficking primarily through sex activities, we’ve see again, horrible results, even murders and mutilations that cry out.
And as lawyers, we’re calling attention to it through an Oklahoma Bar initiative…we believe that human trafficking is a horrible injustice and… the Oklahoma Bar Association is trying to recognize ways to combat human trafficking.”
Currently, 40 county bars have projects scheduled for attorneys to do on September 20th.
State wide projects will range from working on a Habitat for Humanity house or volunteering time in other areas.
For any attorney who wants more information about the Day of Service and what projects are available, call the Chair of the OBA Young Lawyers Division at 405/275-0700.
Attorneys can also Google MyOKBar and they will be directed to the OBA website.