Updated December 2016   Fact Sheet PDF


The Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., are nonprofit organizations that provide free legal help to low-income Arkansans.


If you need help with a legal problem, have a question you think a lawyer should answer, or have been sued and do not know where to turn, call the helpline.


Helpline: 1-800-9-LAW-AID (1-800-952-9243) or 501-376-3423


We serve all counties in Arkansas. Use the contact information on this fact sheet to apply for free legal aid.


Types of Cases

We provide free civil legal services (non-criminal cases). There are many types of civil cases we handle.


Some examples by topic:

  • family law: adoptions, custody, visitation, guardianships
  • elder law: garnish of social security, housing issues
  • consumer or debt: bankruptcies, debt collection defense
  • public benefits: SSI appeals
  • housing law: landlord-tenant, public housing cases, foreclosures
  • other non-criminal issues


Income Limits

There are income limits. We provide free legal aid to low-incomes Arkansans. You can view our financial eligibility guidelines at


Hours of Operation by County

If you live in the below counties or have a legal problem in the below counties, you can apply for legal help online at



Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Crawford, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Union, White, Yell


Call: 501-376-3423 or 1-800-950-5817



9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.



Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Monroe, Newton, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, Woodruff


Call: 1-800-9-LAW-AID (1-800-952-9243)


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.


This fact sheet is a collaboration of the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. These nonprofit organizations provide free legal assistance to eligible Arkansans who meet income, asset, and other guidelines. Legal assistance may also include advice and counsel, brief services, or full representation depending on the situation. For more information about civil legal aid in Arkansas, please visit For information specific to Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., visit Apply for services online or by calling 1-800-9-LAW-AID (1-800-952-9243).
The information and statements of law in this fact sheet should not be considered legal advice. This fact sheet is provided as a broad guide to help you understand how certain legal matters are handled in general. Courts may interpret the law differently. Before you take action, talk to an attorney and follow his or her advice. Always do what the court tells you to do.
Content provided by: Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.


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