Lawton Attorney to Head Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma

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Taylor C. Stein, a Lawton attorney, was elected president of Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma by the group's board for 1986.

Stein was named to the board by the Comanche County Bar Association and succeeds Oklahoma City attorney Timothy C. Larason.

Following his election, Stein said with federal and state programs being cut, bank failures and bankrupt farmers, it is not the best of times for the poor and elderly citizens of Oklahoma.

"Our offices are seeing clients with problems they've not seen before," Stein said.

"I feel something like the Captain of the Titanic must have felt at the opening chorus of God Bless America. We obviously face a great challenge to keep the doors to America's system of justice open for low income and elderly people."

Dora Peters, elected vice president of Legal Aid, was named to the board by the Oklahoma County Northwest Area Council.

Dan Sprouse of Pauls Valley, named to the board by the Garvin County Bar Association, was elected secretary-treasurer.

Appointees to the executive committee were Lisa Gover, Lawton Clients Council representative and Monty Bratcher, Oklahoma County Bar Association. . .

- William C. Isbell, an Oklahoma City, second year law student at the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the $650 Leon J. York Scholarship for the 1985-86 academic year.

The award is given annually by Judge and Mrs. Leon J. York of Stillwater in honor of the memory of their son who was killed in an automobile accident in 1960, the year he received his law degree. ..

- The Association of Legal Administrators, Oklahoma City chapter, will meet at the offices of Crowe & Dunlevy at 6 p.m. Feb. 20

Bill Kwiatowski will serve as host. Hors d'oerves and refreshments will be served and a brief tour of Crowe & Dunlevy's offices will be conducted. . .

- Oklahoma Collections and the Law will be held Feb. 27 at the Hilton Inn Northwest In Oklahoma City and Feb. 28 at the Radisson Hotel Excelsior in Tulsa.

The one day seminar, sponsored by Professional Education Systems Inc. of Eau Claire, Wis., is designed for managers and personnel actively involved in the collection of delinquent accounts.

T. Frank Hardesty of Payco American Corp. in Columbus, Ohio, and Harry A. Lentz Jr., a partner with the Tulsa law firm of Works, Lentz and Pottorf, are the presentors of the seminar.

Topics of discussion include writing collection letters that get results; planning and controlling telephone calls; using legal remedies to their fullest potential; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; obtaining an enforceable judgment. …

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