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Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income individuals. We are dedicated to helping those in need by providing equal access to justice for all. If you are interested in a career with Legal Aid of Arkansas, browse our openings and complete our online application. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.
Public Service – Attorneys working for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas have the opportunity to engage in meaningful public service work with a client population that needs and appreciates the help they receive. While not every client achieves the outcome they hope for, most appreciate the help they receive.
Professional Challenges – Legal aid attorneys have been at the forefront of significant advocacy nationwide. Arkansas legal aid attorneys are protecting the rights of tenants, shielding victims of domestic violence, and helping protect Arkansans who are low-income, elderly or have a disability from consumer scams and financial loss.
A Community of Advocates – When you work for the Center for Arkansas Legal Services or Legal Aid of Arkansas, you are a part of a national and statewide community of poverty law advocates.
Since the 1960s, legal aid attorneys have created and maintained networks for support and training. You can help make access to justice a reality for all Arkansans.
Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low income Arkansans. Legal Aid’s advocates provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence prevention, economic justice, and consumer protection.
We are seeking an attorney to join our Economic Justice work group, which focuses on public benefits (Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, SNAP, unemployment), employment issues (including discrimination, FMLA, and NLRA), and education (IDEA, 504, school discipline). The attorney will have the opportunity to handle a standard caseload, assist with our rural Medical-Legal Partnerships, and work on ongoing complex litigation. Although the advocate will be expected to develop basic knowledge in all Economic Justice issue areas, this position will be focused on Medicaid, particularly Home and Community-Based Services and eligibility, enrollment, and coverage issues.
Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney
Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low-income Arkansans. We are a recognized national leader in the deployment of innovative service models, having led the implementation of Medical-Legal Partnerships in rural community health centers, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and with community mental health agencies. We have also cultivated sustained corporate and pro bono commitments to the MLPs and leveraged the power of MLPs to effect meaningful systemic change for our clients.
We are seeking a staff attorney for our Arkansas Children’s Hospital office in Little Rock. The preferred candidate will have project design and implementation skills, as a portion of time will be devoted to developing relationships, educating medical staff and community members about the project, and refining organizational processes to ensure patients/clients receive coordinated medical and legal services.
Other duties will include client representation, outreach, and integration into a Legal Aid substantive law work group, helpline shifts, and other tasks as assigned.
Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Representing clients in all levels of a case, including negotiations, administrative hearings, trial, and appeal.
Conducting community and partner legal education.
Drafting legal fact sheets, screeners, and outreach materials.
Integration into a Legal Aid workgroup.
Conducting intakes and interviews for applicants seeking legal assistance.
Arkansas bar admission, with minimum three years law practice preferred.
Medical technology/information privacy knowledge a plus.
Ability to establish and maintain good community relationships.
Strong project management skills.
Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Arkansas.
The position will be embedded at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. If interested, please send resume to Lee Richardson, Executive Director, at email@example.com. Salary DOE with excellent benefits. The position is open until filled. Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteer Recruitment
Service Location: Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. 714 South Main, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. Service sites may include Little Rock, Springdale, Jonesboro, Newport and West Memphis.
Site Supervisor/Title: Kesia Morrison, Communications Director, 870-972-9224 ext. 6306, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Position Summary:
The Volunteer Recruitment VISTA will work with statewide staff to strengthen and implement volunteer recruitment mechanisms to increase the number of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers supporting the organizations’ efforts.
Essential Functions of Position:
Develop and execute a plan to increase the capacity of the statewide volunteer program;
Work with statewide partners to identify and implement best practices to increase the number of pro bono attorneys and to increase pro bono attorney participation;
Implement volunteer recruitment mechanisms to increase the number of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers supporting the organization’s effort, with a focus on streamlining statewide pro bono processes;
In coordination with Executive Director and pro bono coordinators, develop an orientation program for new volunteers that includes information about resources and responsibilities;
Coordinate with statewide legal aid taskforces to provide training to pro bono attorneys on poverty and substantive legal issues;
Develop and implement a system to collect and report outcomes achieved by pro bono attorneys statewide;
Support statewide volunteer recruitment with ongoing communications, nominations and reporting;
Identify community partners willing to support and collaborate on volunteer recruitment program;
Explore the use of technology, such as video conferencing, to connect staff and pro bono resources to individuals in remote, underserved, or hard-to-reach communities;
Travel to events to encourage participants to volunteer.
Access to Vulnerable Populations: The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal background checks: NSOPR, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Applicants must have exceptional communications skills, a reliable form of transportation and driver’s license.
Academic and Experience Qualifications: Experience or interest in the area for which the applicant is applying is preferred but not required. Associates or bachelors degree preferred.
Commitment Required: November 2017 to October 2018
AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
Living allowance of $1023 per month.
Post-service cash award (approximately $1,500) or Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award ($5,775), dependent upon successful completion of service hours.
Health insurance provided.
Liability insurance and per diem/mileage per Legal Aid policy provided.
For more information: For more information or to apply please email Kesia Morrison, Communications Director, at email@example.com.
Thank you for expressing interest in a career with Legal Aid. To apply for an open position, please complete our online application by clicking on the link below.
If you wish to apply for a position that is not listed, we are always accepting applications. Remember to check back often for new job postings.
Looking to volunteer? You can still make a difference for our organization by applying to be a Pro Bono Attorney. Providing pro bono services to people of limited means can mean the difference between justice for some and justice for all. For more information on how to volunteer, please visit our Become a Pro Bono Attorney page under How To Help.