Legal Aid Services Information
Two legal aid services programs in Arkansas serve clients in all 75 counties. Branch offices are located throughout the state. The Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas work together to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income residents throughout the State. Eligibility is based on federal poverty guidelines. Because of demand and limited resources, the programs must set priorities for case acceptance. Some typical situations in which legal aid services can help are:
- Emergency family matters including divorces involving spousal abuse.
- Adoptions and guardianships.
- Debt problems, garnishments, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and repossessions.
- Public benefits – SSI, Social Security Disability, SNAP, and Medicaid.
- Legal problems of the elderly.
Center for Arkansas Legal ServicesMain Office 1300West 6th Street Little Rock, AR 72201 Phone: (501) 376-3423 Toll-free: (800) 9 LAW AID (800 952-9243) Fax: (501) 376-3664
Legal Aid of ArkansasMain Office 714 South Main Street Jonesboro, AR 72401 Phone: (870) 972-9224 Toll-free: (800) 9 LAW AID (800 952-9243) Fax: (870) 910-5562
HELPLINEToll Free: (800) 9 LAW AID (800 952-9243)
If you need help with a legal problem, have a question you think a lawyer should answer, or have been sued and don’t know where to turn, call the Arkansas Legal Services Programs at the number above.
For the following counties, the helpline hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Crawford, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Union, White, and Yell.
For the following counties, the helpline hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 to11 a.m., 1 to3 p.m., and Tuesdays, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Monroe, Newton, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, and Woodruff.Pulaski County Residents may call (501) 376-3423 Craighead County Residents may call (870) 972-6411 Washington County Residents may call (479) 442-4204
You may also visit www.arlegalservices.org to get information and other resources to assist you with your problem.
When it comes to finding legal assistance, we’ve got your back Arkansas.