Pro Bono Week for 2017 will be observed October 22nd to the 28th. The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission is working with firms and organizations across Arkansas to honor the many attorneys doing pro bono and to encourage even more attorneys to give back to their communities.

Check out the entries below to find out what all we have planned for Pro Bono Week and how you can get involved!

Events

Shorter College Expungement Clinic


What: At this event volunteer lawyers will assist clients in preparing petitions to seal their criminal records. Sealing a criminal record improves the odds of a person finding housing and employment. This, in turn, reduces recidivism and improves our communities. Volunteers do not need to have experience with expungement, as a free one hour CLE training will be provided.

When: Friday, October 27th

Where: Shorter College, 604 Locust Street North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Who: This event is sponsored by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Shorter College.

How: To volunteer at this event, contact Lora Crawley at 501.376.3423 or lcrawley@arkansaslegalservices.org. Potential clients should call 501.376.3423 to request an appointment.

Free CLE: How to Effectively Represent DV Survivors


Lynn Pence

What: This CLE will teach attendees the best strategies for effectively representing survivors of domestic violence. The instructors will cover the cycle of abuse and the power and control wheel, but will also provide practical tips for attorneys to help them provide better, more compassionate representation.

When: Tuesday, October 24th @ noon

Where: Join via Webinar or join us in person at 1111 West 6th Street, Suite D Little Rock, Arkansas.

Who:

Lynn Pence–Attorney, Center for Arkansas Legal Services

Beth Goodrich–Director, Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

How: Register for this CLE by completing this form.

Photos of Pro Bono Week 2016


  • Ark Bar President Participates in "Just" Jeans

  • Mayor of Bentonville Declares Pro Bono Week

  • Pro Bono Week Declared in Fort Smith

  • Hot Springs Acknowledges Pro Bono Attorneys

  • El Dorado Honors Legal Aid

  • Jonesboro Pro Bono Week

  • Mountain Home Recognizes Volunteer Attorneys

  • Pine Bluff Mayor Meets with Legal Aid Staff

  • Rogers Issues Pro Bono Week Proclamation

  • Texarkana Mayor Declares Pro Bono Week

  • Niki Cung Receives Pro Bono Week Proclamation in Fayetteville

  • Springdale Pro Bono Week

“Just” Jeans


Join us in supporting legal aid on the Friday of Pro Bono Week (October 27th) by sporting your jeans at the office. This event is a casual Friday fundraiser to support the work of Arkansas’s legal aid providers, Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. This event is a give what you can fundraiser with a minimum suggested contribution of $5 per person.

You can participate individually by donating here or to register as a team captain for your firm, complete the form below and we’ll send you a “Just” Jeans packet. The packet will have all the information you need and will include the sticker pictured above so participants can show that they support legal aid. Firms which participate in “Just” Jeans are sponsors of Pro Bono Week in Arkansas and will have their logo featured on our Pro Bono Week page and promotional materials.

For more details, contact Jordan Rogers.

Sign your firm up for "Just" Jeans!

Sponsors of Pro Bono Week

To become a sponsor of Pro Bono Week in Arkansas, just sign your firm up for “Just” Jeans using the form above. All donations support legal aid.