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"The Protector of Children" was first aired on Sunday July 25th 2010. Our Guest was Tsinena Bruno-Thompson, President & CEO, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.


Our topics included:
  1. Oklahoma Lawyers for Children - its mission
  2. How Lawyers for Children goes about finding lawyers to represent abused and deprived children on a pro bono basis
  3. Why Lawyers for Children was necessary if the Public Defendersí office is charged with the responsibility of representing the children
  4. How their organization works with the Public Defendersí office
  5. What non-lawyer volunteers do for abused and deprived children
  6. How the process works from the time the child is placed into custody of DHS and then gets his/her lawyer
  7. Who does what?
  8. Dollar value of legal services that are rendered annually by volunteer lawyers
  9. Responsibilities of the lawyer once they are appointed to represent the child
  10. Is there a time limit on how long the appointment lasts
  11. Office staff.
  12. Major challenges facing Oklahoma Lawyers for Children in the coming decade

Tsinena Bruno-Thompson, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers