Passion. That's the common attribute of those that work for our organization.
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.
Spring Break on the Road to Justice this year will be focused on Fair Housing. Students will be trained to conduct fair housing tests, then do at least one test in person and one by phone. Commitment will be from Monday at noon until Wednesday at 3pm. Sixteen total volunteer hours are required. Mileage and per diem provided as necessary. See the attached document for more information.
Gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake and interview, representation, legal education and outreach, research and writing. Complete 300 service hours to receive an education award voucher of $1,230.69. Additional AmeriCorps JD applications will be considered for the summer of 2017 for the Legal Aid offices in West Memphis, Newport, and Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock and Jonesboro.
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.
The Summer Legal Corps fellow will help Legal Aid of Arkansas better serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the rural Ozark region. The fellow will assist in representing clients in Order of Protection hearings and must be Rule XV eligible. The fellow will also network with community partners, such as shelters and prosecutors' offices; conduct legal needs assessments; and conduct legal outreach, education, and in-person intake to this population. See the attached document for more information.
Legal Aid is hosting a one-year fellowship sponsored by Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps to focus on assisting elderly victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The attorney selected for the Fellowship will be housed at the Harrison office. The fellowship must begin between September 1 and September 30, 2016, and last for one year. There is a possibility of a one year extension, depending on performance and continued AmeriCorps funding.
Eight (8) Positions.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is seeking a qualified individual to be its Justice Technology Specialist. This position’s primary focus is the management of a large online catalogue with multiple formats of content and the platforms that delivers the content.
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.