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
Staff Attorney – El Dorado, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Russellville, and Little Rock Offices
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking staff attorneys for its El Dorado, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Russellville, and Little Rock offices. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas, 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. Read the full job announcement and kindly fill out this job application.
Legal Secretary – 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. Read the full job announcement and kindly fill out this job application.
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. will host a fellow for the next seven months as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin immediately and end May/June 2020. This is the completion of a fellowship commenced in June, 2018.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach, and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical assistance providers. Read the full job announcement for details and how to apply.
Staff Attorney - Harrison
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. will host three Comprehensive Civil Legal Services to Minority and Elderly Victims of Crime Attorneys. The attorney based in Harrison will serve isolated and vulnerable seniors age 60 and over. The position will begin on or about October 1, 2019 and continue for 12 months with a possibility of renewal.
The Comprehensive Civil Legal Services to Minority Victims of Crime project is designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for minority and elderly crime victims. The attorney will provide direct representation to older Arkansans who are victims of crime or at risk, including domestic violence, fraud/identity theft, and other forms of elder abuse. Attorneys will provide outreach and education to community partners, including estate planning clinics as a deterrent to financial exploitation. Read the full job announcement for details and how to apply.
Pro Bono Project Attorney – Springdale
Legal Aid is seeking a Pro Bono Project Attorney who will be responsible for deepening relationships with private practitioners, law firms and corporate legal departments. The successful candidate will receive an annual salary of $42,000-$75,000, depending on experience. Read the full job announcement for details and how to apply.
Pro bono Coordinator (Two Positions)
Legal Aid seeks pro bono coordinators who will assist low-income clients with civil legal matters through volunteer recruitment, coordination, and case referrals. One position will be housed in a Legal Aid office in Springdale and the other in Jonesboro, Newport or West Memphis. Salary will start at $13.33 per hour plus, DOE. Excellent benefits. Read the full job announcement for details and how to apply.
Intake – Legal Support Specialist
Legal Aid is seeking an Intake – Legal Support Specialist who will be screening prospective clients for eligibility through our HelpLine and in person; providing administrative support for our Fair Housing and Access to Safe and Affordable Housing workgroup, and; performing other administrative and outreach/community education duties as assigned. Starting salary of $11.28-$17.44, depending on experience. Read the full job announcement for details and how to apply.
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.