Arkansas Legal Aid: Everything You Should Know About.
Arkansas Legal Aid: Imagine you have a civil legal matter. It could be a divorce, an issue with child support, debts, identity theft, a problem with a landlord. What do you do?
Legal Aid of Arkansas is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals residing in the state of Arkansas in civil (non-criminal) cases. It’s headquarters in Jonesboro and serves 31 of the 75 counties in Arkansas.
However, Legal Aid of Arkansas assists thousands of clients every year in priority areas, such as family law, consumer issues, bankruptcy or evictions.
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, contact Legal Aid of Arkansas! Use the menu links above to learn more.
1-800-9 LAW AID (1-800-952-9243)
Also, if you believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination (statewide), call the direct fair housing helpline at 1-870-338-9834.
Mon-Thurs 9-11AM & 1-3PM
Tuesday evenings 5:15-7:15PM
If you meet the eligibility guidelines and would like to apply for legal aid, please click on the link below to be redirected to our online application.
Legal Aid of Arkansas accepts online payments for client fees.
Legal Aid of Arkansas does not charge clients for legal services, but clients are ask to pay third party charges. This includes filing fees and costs associated with their actions.
Do not pay any fees until your case has been accepted by Legal Aid and you have been assigned an attorney. You should receive a letter in the mail with the amount to pay and your Legal Server number to reference. Or this will be communicated to you directly by your Legal Aid attorney through other means.
However, if your case has been assigned to a pro bono attorney, you cannot pay your fees here. The pro bono attorney will provide instructions on how to pay any fees and costs associated with your case.
You may pay your fees by debit or credit card by completing the online form below. Even more, you can also choose to mail in a personal check or money order to our main office at 714 S Main Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401.
Hence, if at the close of your case these fees are not used, they will be refunded to you. Keep Legal Aid updated on your current address.
For questions or help, please contact our office at 870-972-9224.
*This form is for making payments for client fees only. If you would like to make a donation to Legal Aid of Arkansas, please visit our donations page.
Civil legal aid is the assistance of counsel and legal advocacy for people living at or near poverty in legal matters that fall outside of the criminal justice system.
For people facing civil legal challenges, such as unlawful evictions, foreclosure, domestic abuse, or wrongful denial of government assistance, navigating the justice system without a lawyer can be impossible.
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