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 Services
1300 West 6th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 376-3423
Toll-free: (800) 9-LAW-AID (952-9243)
Fax: (501) 376-3664
Legal Aid of Arkansas
714 South Main Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 972-9224
Toll-free: (800) 967-9224
Fax: (870) 910-5562
Toll Free: (800) 9-LAW-AID (952-9243)
If you need help with a legal problem, have a question you think a lawyer should answer or have been sued and do not 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 to 3 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) 972-9224
Washington County residents may call (479) 442-0600
You may also visit ARLegalServices.org to get information and other resources to assist you with your problem.