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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.
We are seeking a Data Collector/Administrative Support professional for our Beyond Opioids project, which provides free civil legal services to individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder. This employee will assist in grant compliance and administration.
The Communications and Storytelling Specialist VISTA will work to engage community members and empower clients through the work of storytelling. This work will be used to give clients a platform to share their stories and experiencies with the community and spread awareness of Legal Aid of Arkansas as a resource. This VISTA will work from the Rogers office and work closely with the Communication Specialist. They will: -research best practices for storytelling, with a focus on sharing Legal Aid client stories. They will learn Legal Aid’s grant requirements to ensure that storytelling efforts remain in compliance -document their findings regarding best practices within grant requirements for sharing client stories with a focus on respecting the clients story. -work with Legal Aid of Arkansas’ staff to engage potential clients interested in sharing their story. -meet with clients, assist them throughout the storytelling process and record their stories, with prior consent. This work must be done with respect and empathy. -work with Legal Aid of Arkansas’ Communications Specialist to create and deploy social media and web content consistent with program needs. VISTA members benefit from opportunities for leadership, professional development, and career training, and receive non-competitive eligibility in federal hiring after service.
This service opportunity will expand Legal Aid of Arkansas’ capacity to serve low-income Arkansans by increasing volunteer attorney services available to low-income Arkansans. The VISTA will be in Legal Aid's West Memphis office and will work closely with the Pro Bono Director in recruiting and managing new volunteers who will deliver legal services to clients facing civil legal issues, such as access to safe and affordable housing, protection from domestic violence, economic justice, and consumer rights. They will take the lead on creating outreach content to engage and update volunteers through emails, flyers, and social media posts. The VISTA will develop an essential trial notebook including training materials, templates, protocol, and other information needed to effectively onboard volunteers to deliver pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Coordinator VISTA will have a vital piece in creating more opportunities for low-income Arkansans to receive the life altering services they need. VISTA members benefit from opportunities for leadership, professional development, and career training, and receive non-competitive eligibility in federal hiring after service.
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.