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340:25-3-1.1. Definitions

Revised 7-1-09

     The following words and terms, when used in this Subchapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

     "CLEET" means the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.

     "Next friend" means a person who appears in court on behalf of another person who is under disability, a minor, or otherwise unable to maintain a lawsuit on their own behalf as a result of their circumstances.  The next friend is not a party to the lawsuit and can be any legally-competent person whose interests do not run counter to those of the person on whose behalf they are acting.  The next friend is considered an agent of the court whose role is to protect the rights of the person on whose behalf they are acting.

      "Peace officer" means a peace officer commissioned and employed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) within Oklahoma Child Support Services under Section 162.2 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  It does not include peace officers employed by entities under contract or agreement with OKDHS.

     "Service of Process" means the delivery of a writ or summons to a party for the purpose of obtaining jurisdiction and to notify of a legal proceeding against the party.

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