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 – Fort Smith Office

CALS is seeking a staff attorney for its Fort Smith office to practice family law and other civil legal matters related to domestic abuse. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas or applied to take the 2019 February 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. Read the full job announcement.

Legal Aid of Arkansas

Economic Justice Attorney - Springdale We are seeking an attorney to join our Economic Justice work group, which focuses on public benefits (Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, SNAP, unemployment), employment issues (including discrimination, FMLA, and NLRA), and education (IDEA, 504, school discipline). The attorney will have the opportunity to handle a standard caseload and work on ongoing complex litigation. Read the full job announcement.

Legal Support Specialist Legal Aid of Arkansas seeks a paralegal/legal support professional for its Opioid Project. This one-year planning project leads the creation of a statewide consortium that integrates legal intervention as a resource in stabilizing families affected by opioid use disorder. The employee will provide support to the Project Director and other project staff in the planning phase of the project. . Read the full job announcement.

Americorps VISTA Capacity Builder (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.