Oklahoma currently ranks 2nd in the nation for women killed by men. 97% of these
women knew their abuser! A study by World Population Review found, for 2023, 49.1 percent of Oklahoma women and 40.7 percent of Oklahoma men either have or are currently experiencing domestic abuse, which is higher than any other state.

What can you do to help? Consider offering your pro bono legal services to survivors through The Palomar Legal Network. Your legal assistance may offer a survivor something they did not believe they would ever find again: HOPE.

Palomar Legal Network

Since opening its doors in 2017, Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center has served over 22,636 unique clients escaping violence since opening our doors in 2017. However, a consistent barrier to those escaping violence is the lack of civil legal services. While a large majority of survivors experiencing violence or abuse would like to initiate civil court proceedings, such as a Victim Protective Order (VPO), divorce, or child custody action, these survivors lack the financial resources to hire a private attorney. 

The Palomar Legal Network utilizes volunteer attorneys willing to accept case referrals on a pro bono or low bono basis. In exchange for offering free or reduced rate representation, The Palomar Legal Network plans to provide training on the dynamics of domestic abuse and trauma informed care through free continuing legal education held annually, as well as written materials and video training recordings in areas such as VPO, stalking, domestic violence, strangulation and human trafficking laws in Oklahoma.

Legal Q&A Day

The Palomar Legal Network holds quarterly clinics where survivors can receive FREE limited legal advice from a volunteer attorney!

Palomar Legal Network, in partnership with La Luz Org & the Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA), will be conducting in-person legal clinics. Volunteer attorneys will be offering limited legal advice on issues such as victim protective orders, family & domestic matters, and landlord & tenant issues. 


Our 2024 Legal Q&A Days will be held at 1140 N. Hudson Ave on:
  • Friday, February 16th | 10AM -2PM
  • Friday, May 17th | 10AM -2PM
  • Friday, August 16th | 10AM -2PM
  • Friday, November 15th | 10AM -2PM

VPO Petition Clinics

The Palomar Legal Network conducts weekly Victim Protective Order clinics at the Oklahoma County Law Library (321 Park Avenue – #247) every Monday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. These clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys and local area law students.

Clients get assistance with drafting of the Victim Protective Order Petition,
courtroom preparation for their Victim Protective Order hearing, and case
organization for their Victim Protective Order case.


As lawyers, is there not a more noble way of serving our community than by volunteering to provide free or low-costs legal services to victims of domestic violence or child abuse? This is why I continue to support the Palomar Legal Network.

If you are interested in making a difference in a survivor’s life, please contact Palomar’s Legal Director, Kelly Masters-Newton, by email at kelly.masters.newton@palomarokc.org, or requests to volunteer can be submitted here.  Family law attorneys are in immediate need. However, pro bono attorneys from all legal backgrounds are encouraged to apply.