Entries by Amy Dunn Johnson

Katelyn Busby Honored for Pro Bono Service

Katelyn Busby, a Monticello attorney practicing at the Hashem Law Firm, was recently honored by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services as their Attorney of the Year for the 10th Judicial District. Each year, the Center selects an attorney practicing in the 10th Judicial District to receive this award. To receive the award, an attorney […]

Jimmy Dill Named Jefferson County Volunteer Attorney of the Year

Jimmy Dill, of Pine Bluff Title Company, was recently named the 2016 Volunteer Attorney of the Year for Jefferson County. The award was presented by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services at the Jefferson County Bar Association’s December meeting. The Center is a non-profit law firm which represents low income individuals with legal problems. To […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Declares Pro Bono Week

For the first time, the Arkansas Supreme Court has officially declared a celebration of Pro Bono Week in Arkansas. The Court has designated October 23rd through the 29th as a time “to recognize the valuable contributions made by pro bono attorneys throughout the year and to encourage pro bono participation . . . .”  The […]

Celebrate Pro Bono October 23-29, 2016

During National Pro Bono Week 2016, there will be several opportunities for attorneys to give back to their communities, including statewide and local events. For more information on how to get involved, check out the list of events below. Our House Expungement Clinic What: Our House, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, and the Arkansas […]

Arkansas Adopts Ethics Rules on Unbundling

Last month, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued an order adopting proposed changes to the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct that clarify the responsibilies of attorneys who offer their services to clients on a limited scope basis. Also known as “unbundled” or “a la carte” legal services, limited scope representation offers an affordable alternative to clients who […]

Tyson Executive, District Judge, to Lead Justice Commission

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission has elected Tyson Foods Senior Vice President for Human Resource Operations Rod Nagel as its Chairperson and reelected Lincoln County District Judge Vic Harper at its Vice Chairperson. Officer elections took place at the Commission’s October 2015 quarterly meeting. Nagel is the first non-attorney and business community leader to […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Solicits Comments on Proposed Unbundling Rules

The Arkansas Supreme Court has issued an order soliciting comments from the bar and public regarding proposed changes to Arkansas Rule of Professional Conduct that would provide guidance for attorneys who wish to provide limited scope representation. Also known as “unbundled” or “a la carte” legal services, limited scope representation offers an affordable alternative to […]

Supreme Court Adopts Rule for Unclaimed and Unidentifiable Trust Account Funds

The Arkansas Supreme Court has adopted changes to Arkansas Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 to lay out a mechanism by which attorneys or estates of deceased attorneys can deal with unclaimed or unidentifiable funds in client trust accounts. The opinion, issued November 5, also moved provisions of the rule that deal with bank compliance and interest […]