WHAT KIND OF HELP DO YOU NEED?
At Access to Justice, we work to create better public policy so that every Arkansan gets treated fairly in the civil justice system. We don’t provide legal advice or representation to individuals, but we hope that we can connect you with resources that will help. Keep reading to find the right resource for you.
I need to find legal fact sheets and forms.
Arkansas’s legal aid providers, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, have created a site with legal resources available to the public. These resources include fact sheets, videos, forms, and more. To access these resources, click one of the links below.
AR Free Legal Answers can help you with this! AR Free Legal Answers is a website that allows you to post a question about your non-criminal legal problem and have it answered for free by an attorney. In order to qualify, you must be unable to afford to hire an attorney. This service only provides answers to legal questions, the attorney who answers your question will not represent you in the full case or go to court for you. To ask your question, click the button below.
I need low-cost legal help.
If you can’t afford full-priced legal assistance, you may want to consider hiring an attorney who offers “unbundled services” also known as “a la carte legal services”. Attorneys who offer this type of service generally charge a reduced fee. In exchange, you agree that they will only handle part of your case and you will be responsible for the rest of your case.
For instance, if you are getting divorced, an attorney who offers unbundled legal services might agree to draft the divorce complaint and coach you on what to say at the hearing, but you would be responsible for filing the complaint, appearing before the judge, and handling the other parts of your case. You and an attorney who offers unbundled services can agree on the attorney handling more or less of your case. Generally speaking, the more of your case the attorney has to handle, the higher their fee will be and the more of your case that you handle, the lower their fee will be.
You can find attorneys who offer this type of low cost legal help by clicking the button below. You do not have to be low-income to use this service.
I need to apply for free legal aid.
Arkansas’s civil legal aid providers, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, accept most clients through a statewide toll-free HelpLine. You can also apply online. When you call or apply online, you will be screened to make sure you are financially eligible for help. Then, if the legal aid program takes your case, the services you receive may include the following:
- Advice to help you resolve your problem (71% of completed cases).
- Brief service, where a lawyer or paralegal provides limited assistance to help you resolve your problem. For example, the lawyer or paralegal may send a letter or make a phone call for you.
- Full representation, where a staff lawyer or volunteer lawyer represents you (21% of completed cases).
To apply for legal aid, click the button below or call 1.888.540.2941.
I need to find a lawyer in my area.
If you’re looking for a lawyer in your area, the Arkansas Bar Association can help. The Arkansas Bar Association is a group that lawyers join to network with other lawyers and improve their legal skills. They have a directory of attorneys from around Arkansas. Click the button below to use their Find-A-Lawyer service.