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.


JOB OPENINGS

Center for Arkansas Legal Services

Domestic Violence Prevention Staff Attorney – El Dorado or Fort Smith Office

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a full-time staff attorney to represent survivors of domestic violence. The position will be housed in either the El Dorado or Fort Smith office. 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 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking 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.

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. 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.

PRO BONO COORDINATOR - Fort Smith

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) is seeking a Pro Bono Coordinator to oversee its volunteer program, including the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of volunteers, management of legal clinics, placement of cases, and recognition of the impact our volunteers have within our community. Responsibilities also include coordination of new pro bono initiatives.  Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:  Outgoing and capable of working well with the public; Ability to prioritize and multi-task; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Demonstrated success in following through and completing routine tasks; Proficient computer, social media, and email marketing skills; Excellent listening and communication skills; Commitment to serving low-income and under-served communities; Position requires participation in occasional weekend and evening events and clinics; One year of paralegal experience preferred but not required; 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, 901 21st St., Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-785-5211.  Position open until filled. Kindly fill out this job application.

Legal Aid of Arkansas

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.

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.