About a year after becoming a lawyer, Bohannon discovered âAsk a Lawyer Dayâ.
A free service offered by the Oklahoma Bar Association, lawyers spend an entire day volunteering and answering calls from the public for any legal questions they may have.
â’Ask a Lawyer’ is pro bono at its best,â said Bohannon. âYou see someone who has a problem and you help them solve it. It is the reward of helping people. This is the raison d’Ãªtre of the legal profession.
People can call with any legal issues they have from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
The evening shift is the busiest time of the day for Ask a Lawyer Day, and Bohannon has made sure to take that shift every year.
âIf I’m there I want to be busy,â Bohannon said. “I started doing it in 1989, so I’ve been doing this for 31 years.”
His service on âAsk a Lawyer Dayâ and other volunteer work has been some of the funniest parts of Bohannon’s career.
âIf you can have fun at your job, you will be successful,â he said. “When you don’t like what you’re doing it shows, so why not have some fun?” “
In one of Bohannon’s pro bono cases, an elderly woman had been ripped off for $ 25,000 in an assisted living facility. Over the course of several years and over 200 hours of effort, Bohannon was able to return every penny the woman had lost, all without taking anything for her work.