Can You Help With a Virtual Legal Advice Clinic?
The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission is seeking attorney volunteers for several upcoming virtual legal advice clinics. Attorneys who volunteer for these clinics will work in teams with one or two law students to provide answers to legal questions submitted by low-income Arkansans. All clinics will take place via Zoom and use the AR Free Legal Answers website. An on-demand training course is available for volunteers who have not used AR Free Legal Answers. Malpractice coverage is provided for pro bono work done at the clinics.
Attorneys who volunteer for these clinics are eligible to earn CLE credit for their pro bono work. Arkansas attorneys may earn up to three hours of CLE credit per CLE cycle for pro bono work done with an approved sponsoring entity. For every three hours of qualifying pro bono work done, an attorney may claim one hour of CLE credit. Learn more about the CLE for pro bono rule here.
Law students work with an attorney at a past AR Free Legal Answers clinic. Note: To comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all clinics now take place via Zoom.
AR Free Legal Answers is a joint project of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and Arkansas Access to Justice. Financial support for AR Free Legal Answers is provided by the Arkansas Bar Foundation.