Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) (Little Rock)

Nonprofit that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. Headquartered in Little Rock. Serves 44 of the 75 counties in Arkansas.
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Primary geographic focus: Arkansas
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: CALS
Lists: LSC

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) 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. CALS is headquartered in Little Rock and serves 44 counties of the 75 counties in Arkansas.


Blog Post

Ending ‘Debtors Prisons’ for Arkansas Renters

Amy Johnson
June 5, 2015
Arkansas has been called the worst place to rent in America. This article dives into the controversial failure-to-vacate statute that criminalizes being late on rent.


Justice for all

Justice Robin Wynne
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 16, 2017
Legal aid deserves support.

News Story

Free Clinic To Help Arkansans Expunge Their Criminal Records

Colton Faull
KUAR (Little Rock, AR)
October 24, 2017
A criminal record can often prevent people from obtaining employment, secure housing, or qualifying for loans.

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Center for Arkansas Legal Services is hosting a clinic to help seal criminal records

Nick Popham
KATV (local ABC, Little Rock)
October 26, 2017
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services says if you have a criminal record, and you're looking for a job, than sealing those records might be the best option.


Joshua Silverstein on the Importance of Pro Bono Work in the Legal System

Mark Friedman
Arkansas Business
October 27, 2017
As part of Pro Bono Week, which ends Saturday, Arkansas Business talked with Joshua Silverstein, a law professor at the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, about the importance of pro bono work in the legal system.

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Working 4 You: Computer Program Determines Critical Care

Marci Manley
KARK4 (local NBC, Little Rock)
November 14, 2017
Controversy surrounds a program that Arkansans with profound disabilities, and those affected by aging, rely on to receive their life-sustaining care in their homes instead of in an institution.

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Group seeks assistance for renters during COVID-19 pandemic

ABC 7 On Your Side (Arkansas)
March 26, 2020

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US braces for evictions crisis as aid talks stall in Washington

John Biers
Yahoo! News
August 13, 2020

Investigative , News Story

When Falling Behind on Rent Leads to Jail Time

October 26, 2020

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