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Document Assembly Fellow

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low income Arkansans. Legal Aid’s advocates provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence prevention, economic justice, and consumer protection.

Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. will host a fellow for 10 weeks of full-time work during the summer of 2019 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law Summer Public Service Fellowship Program. Note that the deadline for the fellowship application is March 1, 2019, and instructions on how to secure the fellowship are found here. The position is contingent on successfully applying for the fellowship.

The fellow will be supervised by Legal Aid of Arkansas and based in the Jonesboro or Springdale office.

Fellowship Description
The Fellow will:

  • Assist in the conversion of automated forms for the civil pro se community from A2JAuthor v. 4 to v6;
  • Collaborate with attorneys from the Domestic Violence, Consumer, Housing and Equal Justice work groups to update content of existing self-help forms and develop new forms to address unmet needs;
  • Conduct product research on document assembly platforms that are tailored for attorneys that do not have a programming background;

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with HotDocs and A2JAuthor
  • Strong interest in public interest law and technology
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated technological ability, with a programming background a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Salary, Benefits and other support
The Fellow will receive a $5,000 scholarship for 10 weeks of full-time work and shall be responsible for securing the fellowship from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Application Instructions
To apply, please email resume and three references to Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2019, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. List of pro se forms can be found here.

Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.