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 LITTLE ROCK

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney for its Little Rock office 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.

BUSINESS MANAGER

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services seeks a talented individual to be its Business Manager.  the business manager is responsible for the overall business, accounting, and human resource operations of the organization and works closely with the executive director and board of directors.

Primary Responsibilities:

•            Preparation of budgets and reporting of monthly and annual Financial Statements with budget projections. Presents Financial Statements to the Center’s Board of Directors. Coordinates annual audits.

•            Responsible for all accounting functions, including payroll, tax reporting functions, account receivables and account payables, general ledger and bank accounts and investments.

•            Administration of employee benefits, including health insurance, annual leave records, employee cafeteria plan, and retirement plan.

•            Administration of organizational bonding and insurance, together with the executive director.

•            Assists the executive director with grant proposals and reports.

•            Participation as a member of the Center’s management team in regard to operational policies and long range planning.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Accounting with 3 to 5 years’ experience in Financial Statement preparation, budgeting and administration of employee benefits; experience with fund accounting software is a plus, Word and Excel.  Applicants must have the interest and ability to grow with the job, including increasing accounting knowledge and skills as needed.  Good communication and organization skills are required.

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.