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.


JOB OPENINGS

Center for Arkansas Legal Services

Managing Attorney

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a Managing Attorney for its Little Rock area office. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas; have a desire to work with low income clients; and have a commitment to providing high quality, aggressive advocacy.

Duties include managing a six county service area headquartered in Little Rock; supervising legal and support staff; representing low-income clients in civil cases; responsible for grant oversight; directing the in-house VOCALS pro bono referral activities; conducting community outreach and engagement projects; and other duties as assigned. Managerial and organizational experience is desired, plus experience in trial and appellate courts. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Read the full job announcement.

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.

Executive Assistant

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking an Executive Assistant in its Little Rock office. Duties include maintaining client and donor databases; grant billing, coordinate meetings and fundraising activities, preparing itineraries and agendas; compiling documents for meetings; record minutes of meetings; compiling, assembling, and distributing Board meeting materials; graphic design; compose correspondence; assist with payroll and administrative tasks; uphold a strict level of confidentiality; and other duties as assigned. Read the full job announcement.

Legal Aid of Arkansas

Americorps VISTA Capacity Builder (two positions)

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.