Where To Access Court Records In Oklahoma
Oklahoma Administrative Office of Courts
About This Office:
The Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts is the administrative arm of the Oklahoma State Courts Network. In addition to providing comprehensive information on the courts of Oklahoma, the Administrative Offices of the Court also maintains current information regarding legal forms, programs, and commissions.
Court Records At This Office:
Access to Oklahoma court records is made simple through the Oklahoma Administrative Offices of the Court, as it has implemented a comprehensive, statewide system for tracking court information and making it available through the Internet in real-time.
Access To Oklahoma Court Records:
The Oklahoma Court System is made up of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, and 77 district courts, administered the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Supreme Court presides over all civil issues, with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals over criminal. The 77 district courts, the backbone of the Oklahoma judiciary, have general jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters. Municipal courts are courts of no record, outside the state court system.
Long History of Service
The predecessor of the Oklahoma Bar Association was formed in 1904 by the merger of the Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory Bar Associations. After statehood in November 1907, the association was partially regulated by the Oklahoma Legislature until it repealed enacting legislation in 1938. In 1939 the Oklahoma Supreme Court, exercising its plenary powers over the courts of the state of Oklahoma, as contained in Article 7 of the Oklahoma Constitution, by Court Order created the present-day entity. The association has a rich history of serving lawyers and the public. It offers a wide variety of community service programs designed to help Oklahomans.
As part of the goal to protect the public, the OBA Office of the General Counsel investigates complaints against lawyers and prosecutes lawyers who have committed ethical violations. The bar also offers free legal information and a list of legal resources, including many low- or no-cost assistance programs, as well as other law-related educational programs.
The Oklahoma Bar Association is governed by its House of Delegates and when it is not in session a 17-member Board of Governors oversees operation of the Association.
The Oklahoma Bar Association is an arm of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and does not receive any appropriations from the Oklahoma Legislature. The organization's activities are wholly funded through membership dues, member gifts, grants and other self-generated revenue.