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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.

Job Openings


  • Legal Aid of Arkansas is seeking applicants for a two-year fellowship position as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship should begin on or about June 1, 2018, and end May or June 2020. For more information on the position and how to apply, click on the job title above.

  • Legal Support Specialists

    Legal Aid of Arkansas seeks a part-time legal support specialists for its Helena-West Helena office. Applicants must have high school diploma or equivalent, secretarial or paralegal experience, basic computer skills and ability to type 50 wpm. Duties may include client intake, operator, attorney support, community outreach and education, and other tasks as assigned. Starting salary $11.28-$17.44 hourly, DOE. Submit resume to Lee Richardson at lrichardson@arlegalaid.org. Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA – Fundraising & Development

    Legal Aid of Arkansas

    Service Position Title: AmeriCorps VISTA – Fundraising & Development

    Service Location: Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., 310 N Avalon St., #420, West Memphis, AR

    Service Position Summary:
    The Fundraising VISTA member will focus on developing a statewide resource plan geared at identifying and prioritizing possible sources of funding to support Legal Aid’s five year strategic plan and statewide access to justice initiatives.

    Essential Functions of Position:
    ● In coordination with the Executive Director, develop a comprehensive resource development plan geared at identifying and prioritizing possible sources of funding to support Legal Aid’s five-year strategic plan and statewide access to justice initiatives, including initiatives spearheaded through other AmeriCorps programs;
    ● Work with the Executive Director to plan at least one specific community impact project;
    ● Coordinate with statewide staff to identify strengths and weaknesses in the existing fundraising strategy;
    ● Work with Legal Aid and statewide staff to connect with possible funders and foundations;
    ● Coordinate with the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation to support the continuation and expansion of a statewide legal services fundraising campaign;
    ● With close supervision from the Executive Director and Communications team, create a plan for legislative education and outreach;
    ● Assist the Executive Director and statewide staff with donor cultivation;
    ● Research and develop fundraising strategies, i.e. through private donations, in-kind supports, and fundraising events;
    ● Assist with grant writing and contacting prospective donors;
    ● Coordinate training on grant writing and resource development for involved staff;
    ● Coordinate with Executive Director and Communications team to develop a social media and email marketing campaign designed to drive fundraising efforts;
    ● 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, including 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 a valid driver’s license. Experience with fundraising or grant writing is a plus.

    Academic and Experience Qualifications: Interest in fundraising and nonprofit development is preferred

    Commitment Required: 12 months

    AmeriCorps VISTA 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
    ● One year of federal non-competitive hiring eligibility, which provides advantages in the federal hiring process
    ● Build valuable leadership and project management skills
    ● Access to professional development training throughout the year

    You are joining a movement and becoming part of history: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was envisioned by President Kennedy to be a domestic Peace Corps. President Johnson enacted VISTA as part of the War on Poverty. VISTA is over 50 years old and by joining, you are entering a community with over 220,000 passionate individuals who have gone on to careers in every sector of this economy. President Johnson’s words are as relevant today as they were when the first class of VISTAs were sworn into service: "Your pay will be low; the conditions of your labor often will be difficult. But you will have the satisfaction of leading a great national effort and you will have the ultimate reward which comes to those who serve their fellow man.”

    For more information or to apply, please email Lee Richardson, Executive Director, at lrichardson@arlegalaid.org and visit http://bit.ly/2C75e5H.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteer Recruitment

    Legal Aid of Arkansas
    AmeriCorps VISTA Member Position

    Service Position Title: AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteer Recruitment

    Location: Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., 310 N Avalon St., #420, West Memphis, AR

    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 organization’s efforts.

    Essential Functions:
    ● Develop and execute a plan to increase the capacity of the Legal Aid of Arkansas 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 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; and
    ● 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 a valid driver’s license.

    Qualifications: Experience or interest in volunteer recruitment and/or nonprofit development is preferred.

    Commitment Required: 12 months

    AmeriCorps VISTA 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
    ● One year of federal non-competitive hiring eligibility, which provides advantages in the federal hiring process
    ● Build valuable leadership and project management skills
    ● Access to professional development training throughout the year

    You are joining a movement and becoming part of history: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was envisioned by President Kennedy to be a domestic Peace Corps. President Johnson enacted VISTA as part of the War on Poverty. VISTA is over 50 years old and by joining, you are entering a community with over 220,000 passionate individuals who have gone on to careers in every sector of this economy. President Johnson’s words are as relevant today as they were when the first class of VISTAs were sworn into service: "Your pay will be low; the conditions of your labor often will be difficult. But you will have the satisfaction of leading a great national effort and you will have the ultimate reward which comes to those who serve their fellow man.”

    For more information or to apply, please email Lee Richardson, Executive Director, at lrichardson@arlegalaid.org and visit http://bit.ly/2C75e5H.


Apply

Thank you for expressing interest in a career with Legal Aid. To apply for an open position, please contact Executive Director Lee Richardson at lrichardson@arlegalaid.org.

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.


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