OK PolicyCast Episode 18: An ’emergency room’ for legal assistance

April Merril
April Merrill

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Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we speak with April Merrill, an attorney with Legal Aid Oklahoma, a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Oklahomans throughout the state. She’ll tell us about what it’s like serving as part of Oklahoma’s “emergency room” for legal assistance.

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Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

One thought on “OK PolicyCast Episode 18: An ’emergency room’ for legal assistance

  1. I appreciate OkPolicy sharing the behind the scenes about serving the poor in Oklahoma. I too, have been an attorney serving the poor through Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, and Trinity Legal Clinic of OKC. Recently, I was certified as a school counselor and advocated for the needs of the poor in the Title I schools I worked at. I’ve resigned due to state standardized testing which is having a discriminatory impact on the poor, disabled and non-english speakers. Does Legal Aid have the ability to accept referrals for parents of students who are being hurt by standardized testing?

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