Arkansas Access to Justice Staff

Jordan Bates-Rogers - Executive Director

Jordan Bates-Rogers

Executive Director

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission & Foundation
B.S., Management, summa cum laude, Arkansas State University
J.D., cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law
Phone: 501.492.7174
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Jordan became the Executive Director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission & Foundation in January of 2021. He is committed to promoting evidence-based policy solutions that make accessing the court system easier for all Arkansans.  Prior to becoming Executive Director, Jordan served as Program Coordinator. In that role, he worked with the American Bar Association and other partners to launch AR.freelegalanswers.org, drafted a CLE for pro bono rule designed to incentivize attorneys to do more pro bono, and provided training about Arkansas’s limited scope representation rules.

Prior to joining Arkansas Access to Justice, Jordan served as a Justice for Arkansans Legal Fellow with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. In this position, he represented clients in a variety of housing cases and other civil matters. He also presented legal education events across Central and Southeast Arkansas to inform low-income Arkansans of their legal rights. Jordan’s professional experience has also included providing training on record sealing and organizing record sealing clinics.

Jordan is a native Arkansan and enjoys spending time outdoors in the Natural State.

Tameka Parker - Executive Assistant

Tameka Parker

Tameka Parker

Executive Assistant

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission & Foundation
B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University
Phone: 501.492.7176
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Tameka joined Arkansas Access to Justice Commission and Foundation staff in August 2019. She has more than 17 years of experience working in State Government, having held positions in health care, education, and human services agencies.

Tameka is a native Arkansan and enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Desirae’ Walker-IOLTA Program Manager

Desirae’ Walker

IOLTA Program Manager

Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation

Phone: 501.492.7188

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Desirae’ joined the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission in August 2019 as the IOLTA Program Manager. Her duties consist of focusing on the attorney’s trust accounts, ensuring that both the banks and attorneys are within compliance, etc.

Before joining the AATJ staff, Desirae’ previously worked as a Grants Analyst under the VOCA grant at Intergovernmental Services. She also worked as a Budget Analyst and with Special Events at Sales & Used Tax for the State of Arkansas. She was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for 12 years.

Desirae’ is a native Arkansan from Nashville, Arkansas (Go Scrappers!) that enjoys family, FOOTBALL, food, church, and spending time with her baby girl Kylei.

Program Coordinator-We’re Hiring for this Position!

We are looking for an Arkansas licensed attorney who is committed to public interest law to join our team! If that’s you, check out the job description and apply here.

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