Working for Legal Services in Arkansas
Public interest attorneys in Arkansas can work for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services or Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., public interest non-profit law firms providing free legal services to low-income Arkansans. Public interest attorneys have been participating in this type of service in Arkansas since the 1960s.
Private practice attorneys interested in pro bono work can click here.
Center for Arkansas Legal Services
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney to practice law in the following legal areas: housing, re-entry, veterans assistance, consumer protection, and public benefits. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas or are awaiting the July bar examination results, and must have a desire to work with low income clients. Read the full job announcement and download the application form.
Part-time Helpline Attorney
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking attorneys to work part-time for the HelpLine project in Little Rock. Duties include interviewing low-income clients on the telephone and providing legal advice and brief service. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Read the full job announcement and download the application form.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking an intake specialist for its HelpLine project in Little Rock. Duties include answering the telephone, data entry, typing correspondence, and other clerical duties as assigned. Read the full job announcement and download the application form.
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney
Legal Aid of Arkansas is seeking a staff attorney for its Arkansas Children's Hospital office in Little Rock. Primary duties include client representation and integration into a Legal Aid substantive law work group. The successful candidate should have project design and implementation skills. A portion of time will be devoted to developing relationships, educating medical staff and community members about the project, and refining organizational processes to ensure patients/clients receive coordinated medical and legal services. Click here for the full announcement.
Transitional Attorneys (two positions)
Legal Aid will host two transitional attorneys for one year starting in the summer of 2018. The selected attorneys will express a desire to live and practice in a rural location and demonstrate a commitment to continue public interest law practice or pro bono service at the end of their term. The project will give new attorneys supervised practice experience and prepare them to enter practice on their own, while providing rural areas with access to Legal Aid services. Click here for the full announcement.
Americorps VISTA Capacity Builder (two positions)
The Americorps VISTA program will have two full-time members whose projects will focus on building permanent capacity and infrastructure for Legal Aid. The VISTA members will help implement Legal Aid's strategic vision of having a more fully integrated statewide legal services system that provides services in the most impactful and efficient manner. Legal Aid still has positions open in volunteer recruitment and fundraising. Click here to apply.