Legal Aid is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free legal services to low-income Arkansans with civil legal problems across 31 counties.
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Legal Aid of Arkansas announces Kevin De Liban as its Director of Advocacy, a new position responsible for implementing its vision of providing equal access to justice for all. Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to Arkansas’ poorest and marginalized communities. The Director will design and direct litigation and advocacy efforts to best serve the organization’s clients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a broad, national moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent from Sept. 4 until Dec. 31, 2020. Tenants seeking protection under the moratorium are required to submit a declaration to their landlord regarding their inability to make rent payments despite good faith efforts. Those who violate the order are subject to severe criminal penalties, including fines of $100,000 or more, imprisonment, or both.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) and Legal Aid of Arkansas have received a combined $2 million in grant awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide free legal services to families impacted by the opioid epidemic.