Access to Justice Foundation Meeting

November 3rd at Noon via Zoom

Agenda & Materials

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Mr. McKinney
  2. Business Items
  3. Executive Director’s Report–Mr. Bates-Rogers (for information)
    • AR Courthouse Kiosk Update
      • 74 Kiosks Deployed
      • 9,896 Users in the Past 30 Days
    • Program Coordinator Transition Planning
  4. IOLTA Report-Ms. Parker (for information)
    • IOLTA Trends Report
    • 41 Preferred IOLTA Banks
    • Minimum Preferred Rate–1%
    • Highest Preferred Rate–4.13%
    • Lowest IOLTA Rate-0.05%
  5. Project Reports–Ms. Chavez de Oseguera (for information)
    • Language Justice Project
      • Court Forms Translation Project: 39 forms completed of 51 forms received from several district and circuit courts. Languages requested are Spanish, Karen and Marshallese.
      • Working with OCIS, the Marshallese Educational Initiative, and the Customary Law and Language Commission to reinstate the Marshallese interpreter certification exam.
      • 1 Workshop in collaboration with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services to provide legal resources to people with limited English proficiency.
    • Free Legal Answers
      • Virtual Clinics: 6 scheduled between August 11 and Nov. 3; plus 2 clinics left for the year). We need to increase our answer rate.
      • In-Person Clinics: 3 scheduled for the year. 1 on Oct. 16, 2023, in partnership with Entergy & several FLA sites (DC, TX, MS, & LA) and local firms (Quattlebaum in AR) with 118 participants. 2 upcoming clinics in partnership with the Ark. Bar Association YLS. One scheduled on Nov. 16 from 3-5 pm (Supply Chain Hall of Fame in NWA) & another one in Central AR on Nov. 29 from 3-5 p.m. (location TBD).
    • Other Clinics: 1 Naturalization clinic in partnership with Legal Aid, both state law schools, & several non-profits. Helped nearly 80 legal permanent residents become U.S. Citizens.
    • CLEs: Pro Bono Appeals Basics (Aug. 18), Naturalization CLE (Sept. 15), Divorce 101 CLE (Oct. 26), & an upcoming CLE Veterans Appeal Process and Legal Resources for Veterans (Nov. 30).
    • Kickoff
  6. Partner Organization Updates (for information)
    • Legal Aid Program Updates – Mr. Mumgaard & Mr. Richardson
  7. Next Meeting Date: Look for a Doodle poll shortly to schedule next year’s meetings.
  8. Meeting Adjourned