Every year, Arkansas attorneys who renew their law licenses are required by Arkansas Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 to certify their compliance with court rules governing client trust accounts. In 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court adopted rules that address how attorneys who handle client funds are supposed to deal with account balances that have gone […]
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In an opinion handed down December 14, the Arkansas Supreme Court adopted the final round of rule changes that clarify the obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Civil Procedure of attorneys who provide unbundled legal services. Also known as “limited scope representation” or “a la carte legal services,” unbundling allows for […]
We are launching our annual Campaign for Legal Aid to raise funds to support life-changing legal help for vulnerable Arkansans. Check out this video from our Executive Director, Amy Johnson, about why we need your help and the difference that you can make.
The Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation today announces a writing contest with a $1000 prize to be awarded to the best entry from an Arkansas high school student, and another to the best entry from an Arkansas adult (age 19 or older). The Hope for Justice Prize will be awarded for original, written works of […]
In observance of Law Day, a day designed to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession, Legal Aid of Arkansas has announced awards for its top volunteers. According to Lee Richardson, Executive Director of Legal Aid of Arkansas: “Attorneys in Arkansas are selfless in their commitment […]
Caitlin Savage will be honored with the Equal Justice Distinguished Service Award at the upcoming 2017 Arkansas Bar Annual Meeting in June.
Legal Aid of Arkansas’s St. Vincent Medical Legal Partnership is in need of attorney volunteers for an expungement clinic to be held on March 16th.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact our Program Coordinator, Jordan Rogers at 501-492-7174.
The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission and Foundation are relocating to a new office effective February 21, 2017.
The Access to Justice Commission is partnering with the American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono to survey Arkansas attorneys about your views on pro bono service.
Seven Arkansans represented by Legal Aid of Arkansas filed suit today in Pulaski County Circuit Court to stop the Department of Human Services from using a secret computer algorithm to cut Medicaid in-home services for people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and quadriplegia.