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 staff attorney to practice law in the following legal areas: housing, re-entry, consumer protection, bankruptcy and public benefits. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas or be eligible to take the July bar examination, and must have a desire to work with low income clients. Read the full job announcement and download the application form.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking an intake specialist for its HelpLine project in Little Rock. Duties include answering the telephone, interviewing clients, typing correspondence, case referrals to attorneys, and other duties as assigned. Read the full job announcement and download the application form.
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is hosting a one-year Fellowship to provide essential legal services to our nation’s veterans, active military service members, and their families. The selected candidate will be a part of a corps of legal Fellows serving in the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Program and will encounter hands-on experience providing direct legal representation to the veteran community. The Fellow’s role combines elements of direct legal representation and community outreach and advocacy. The attorney selected for this Fellowship will be housed at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services’ local office. Per Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps guidelines, the selected Fellow’s term of service must begin prior to October 1, 2018 and last for one year. Read the full job announcement.
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Staff Attorney – Delta Region
Legal Aid seeks a staff attorney for its Delta Region to work from the Helena, Jonesboro or West Memphis office. The attorney will be a member of our consumer protection workgroup and handle a standard caseload consisting primarily of bankruptcy, debt collection defense, unfair and deceptive sales practices, predatory lending, public utilities, sealing criminal records, and other consumer issues. The attorney will also assist with outreach and community education efforts, and staff shifts on the Legal Aid Helpline. . Click here to apply.
Americorps VISTA Capacity Builder (three positions)
The AmeriCorps VISTA program will have three 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 and fundraising. Click here to apply.