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.
Legal Aid of Arkansas has been competitively selected by Equal Justice Works as an implementing partner of Equal Justice Works’ Crime Victims Advocacy Program (CVAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
The Crime Victims Advocacy Program will increase legal assistance to crime victims in BIPOC communities by mobilizing and training a network of 21 committed attorney
Fellows and 21 law student Fellows who will serve at selected host organizations across the country, expanding the capacity of participating host organizations to provide legal assistance to victims of crime in BIPOC communities and communities
with high levels of disinvestment, through the provision of civil legal assistance and victims’ rights enforcement.
Equal Justice Works Fellowship
An Equal Justice Works fellowship is an opportunity to transform your passion for justice into a career. As a Fellow, you will be part of a prestigious cohort of attorneys
hosted by legal services organizations across the United States. As a Fellow, you will develop experience and skills to be a social justice leader while contributing to a broader community of practice.
Fellowship responsibilities include:
• Primarily providing civil legal assistance and legal assistance with rights
enforcement for victims in BIPOC communities and communities with high levels
of disinvestment. Fellows will provide direct legal services, and when
appropriate, conduct outreach, education, and partnership-building activities.
• Focus to expand Legal Aid’s capacity to provide civil legal assistance to people
who have fallen victim to instances of human trafficking – and the ensuing
patterns of substance use and substance use disorders, working closely with our
Beyond Opioids project.
• Protecting and enforcing victims’ rights on behalf of clients
• Building key stakeholder relationships in furtherance of the fellowship
• Engaging in peer-to-peer learning as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime
Victims Advocacy Program Fellow cohort
• Actively contributing to and participating in Crime Victims Advocacy Program
cohort activities (resource exchanges; interactive webinars and conference call
with other Cohort and EJW Fellows and Alumni; and in-person trainings
including Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in Washington
DC in Oct 2023 and 2024.
• Contributing to required programmatic reporting.
All applications should be submitted online at
https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/crime-victims-advocacy-program-fellowshipapplication/. Application materials include cover letter stating interest and resume.
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.
Thank you for expressing interest in a career with Legal Aid. To apply for an open position, please contact Executive Director Lee Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.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.