Entries by Amy Dunn Johnson

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 responsibilities 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 […]

Foundation Board Member Gingerich Receives Kenneth R. Palmer Distinguished Service Award

James D. Gingerich, Director of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts, recently was named recipient of the Kenneth R. Palmer Distinguished Service Award. The presentation was made during the joint meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) during their annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The award is […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Requests Comments on Proposed Rule on Unclaimed, Unidentifiable Client Trust Funds

The Arkansas Supreme Court has issued an order soliciting comments from the bar and public regarding proposed changes to the Arkansas Rule of Professional Conduct governing IOLTA accounts that would lay out a mechanism for addressing situations where an attorney, law firm, or estate of a deceased attorney (1) winds up in possession of client or […]