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Staff Attorney (2) - Jonesboro, Newport, or West Memphis Office

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a nationally recognized, public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low-income Arkansans. Legal Aid provides high quality legal services in housing preservation, domestic justice, economic justice, and consumer protection.

We are seeking a staff attorney (2 positions to work in our Jonesboro, Newport, or West Memphis Office. The position may focus on representing low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking and other domestic justice matters. A second position will focus on assisting clients with access to safe and affordable housing, including but not limited to landlord/tenant and housing discrimination cases. Both positions may also focus on rural services, assisting those in recovery from or impacted by opioid/substance use disorder, and assisting clients in a Medical-Legal Partnership setting.

Job duties will include:

- Representing clients in all levels of a case, including intake, negotiations, administrative hearings, trial, and appeal.

- Addressing systemic issues adversely effecting low-income people through impact litigation in state and federal court.

- Furthering active community education efforts to maximize public knowledge of relevant laws and Legal Aid’s services.

- Maintaining relationships with community and partner organizations.

Required qualifications:

- Arkansas bar admission, eligible for admission on motion, or graduate of an accredited law school sitting for the July 2024 bar exam.

- Commitment to trauma-informed advocacy, cultural responsiveness, empathy, responsive listening, and demonstration of authentic care and concern.

- Bilingual ability is a plus.

- Ability to maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, the community, and partners.

- Driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale ranging from $56,089 to $86,377, DOE. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; and retirement plan.

If interested, please send resume to Allison Sehika, Director of Human Resources, at asehika@arlegalaid.org. The position is open until filled and candidates should apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve.

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