White & Weddle, P.C. has managed the Personal Legal Services Program (PLSP) for the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) since its inception in 1996. Our dedicated team, led by attorney Joe E. White, Jr., has become a respected authority on education law for teachers through our more than 20 years of service. We provide legal representation and services to teachers for financial, family matters, advocacy, legal planning, and even criminal defense throughout the state of Oklahoma.
To access the Personal Legal Services Program, OEA members must contact the Oklahoma Education Association’s Legal Department to make a request under PLSP. Please call OEA at either 405.528.7785 or 800.522.8091.
OEA Member Benefits Under the PLSP
The Oklahoma Education Association provides personal legal services to all of its active members, their spouses, and dependent children through its Personal Legal Services Program, managed by White & Weddle, P.C.
These are some of the many legal services we provide active members once OEA has verified membership:
Free of Charge
- Simple wills and simple amendments
- Name changes
- Child support enforcement
- Powers of attorney
- Consultation and assistance in creditor disputes
- Living wills
- Uncontested divorces and uncontested modifications of divorce decrees
- Misdemeanor criminal charges with potential incarceration
- Uncontested stepparent adoptions
- Personal injury
- Contested divorces
- Wrongful death
- Name changes
- Contested modifications to divorce decrees
For complete membership details, visit OEA or view the PLSP statement by Joe E. White, Jr.
*Funding for services in the planning, financial, family matters, defense, and advocacy categories will be available not more than once each year per family from September 1 through August 31. Trusts, guardianships, or bankruptcy issues are not covered.
Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Teachers
False allegations against teachers typically involve accusations of crimes like statutory rape or assault. These are serious crimes that carry significant penalties, potentially including prison time. Our experience is not merely for general criminal defense. Our experience is specifically in winning cases like these in which teachers have been accused of crimes.
Either in the aftermath of the criminal case or in tandem with it, a civil lawsuit may also be filed against the teacher. These lawsuits threaten to take significant amounts of money from teachers. We thrive when it comes to preventing these lawsuits from succeeding.
Administrative Law for Teachers
Even if the false allegations never lead to a criminal case or civil litigation, they may still put a teacher's career in jeopardy. The school administration may proceed to terminate the teacher based on the false allegations. There are processes in place that we can follow to protect the careers of teachers who have been wrongfully accused.