Working for Legal Services in Arkansas

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

 

JOB OPENINGS

Center for Arkansas Legal Services

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN FORT SMITH, HOT SPRINGS, and LITTLE ROCK

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a staff attorneys for its Hot Springs (1), Fort Smith (1), and Little Rock (1) offices to practice law in the following legal areas:  housing, re-entry, consumer protection, public benefits, family and veterans law.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas or awaiting the results of the July 2020 bar examination, and must have a desire to work with low income clients. Applicants must have a commitment to providing high quality, aggressive advocacy.  Duties include representing low-income clients in civil cases, community outreach and other duties as assigned.  Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. 

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 403(b) and cafeteria plan.  Applicants must submit a completed Center job application, resume, cover letter, and three job references to [email protected] or the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, 1300 W. 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72201 501-376-3423, 800-950-5817.  Positions are open until filled. Kindly fill out this job application.

STAFF ATTORNEY: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program 

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for the Central Arkansas region. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas or applied to take the 2020 July bar examination, and must have a desire to work with low income clients. The Staff Attorney will handle cases resulting from the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (CALS RCORP) grant.

General Responsibilities:  Commitment to providing high quality, aggressive advocacy; Provide legal services to SUD/OUD clients referred to the project; Participation in community outreach and clinics; and Other duties as assigned. 

Skills Required:  

  • Conducts litigation in court and at administrative hearings, prepares legal documents, conducts legal research and investigation, advises clients, and other direct representation duties as assigned.
  • Excellent legal writing skills.
  • Background experience in SUD/OUD response.
  • Experience responding to issues of poverty.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
  • Arkansas State bar admission, eligible for admission on motion, or sitting for the next bar exam. Minimum 3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the community.
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations necessary to perform standard legal office computer practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Strong planning, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Effective oral and written communicative abilities.
  • A valid Arkansas driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Arkansas to represent clients.

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 403(b) and cafeteria plan. Applicants must submit a completed Center application, resume, cover letter, three job references to [email protected] or the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, 1300 W. 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72201 501-376-3423, 800-950-5817. Job application is available upon request at [email protected].  Position open until filled.

LEGAL SECRETARY  POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN HOT SPRINGS

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) is seeking a legal secretary for its Hot Springs office. Duties include answering the telephone; screening clients; typing correspondence and legal documents; preparing computerized reports; processing incoming and outgoing mail; handling client trust and petty cash accounts; and other duties as assigned. A successful candidate will pay keen attention to detail and have expert technology skills to deliver top quality work. Must be able to work at a fast pace on a large volume of documents and prioritize work independently. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 403(b) and cafeteria plan.  Applicants must submit a completed Center job application, resume, cover letter,and three job references to [email protected] or the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, 1300 W. 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72201 501-376-3423, 800-950-5817.  Positions are open until filled. Kindly fill out this job application.

 

Legal Aid of Arkansas

AmeriCorps VISTA - Capacity Building (one position)

The AmeriCorps VISTA program will have five 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, fundraising and communication Click here to apply.