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
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a Managing Attorney for its Fort Smith 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 nine county service area with offices in Fort Smith and Russellville; supervising legal and support staff; representing low-income clients in civil cases; responsible for grant oversight; directing in-house pro bono panel activities and community 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)
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services 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.
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 403(b) and cafeteria plan. Applicants must submit a completed Center application, resume, cover letter, three job references and a legal writing sample to [email protected] or the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, 1300 W. 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72201 501-376-3423, 800-950-5817. Job application is available upon request at [email protected]. Minorities, persons of all ages, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Positions are open until filled.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is a nonprofit organization, which provides free legal assistance to low-income and elderly individuals in 44 Arkansas counties with offices in Little Rock, El Dorado, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff and Russellville.
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
Document Assembly Fellow
Legal Aid will host a fellow for 10-weeks of full time work during the summer of 2019 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law Public Service Fellowship Program. The Fellow will focus on the Document Assembly project under the supervision of the Chief Information Officer. The Fellow will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship and shall be responsible for securing the fellowship from the University of Arkansas School of Law. To apply, click here .
Americorps VISTA Capacity Builder (three 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.