Staff Attorney - Fair Housing Project

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Job location
2725 Cantrell
Suite 104
Little Rock, AR 72227
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Street address: 
1200 W. Walnut, SUITE 3101
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low-income Arkansans. Legal Aid’s advocates provide counsel in housing preservation, domestic violence prevention, economic justice, and consumer protection.

We seek an attorney to join our Fair Housing Project, which focuses on identifying, investigating, and eliminating housing discrimination throughout Arkansas. The staff attorney will work with the Fair Housing Project from our Little Rock office to conduct systemic investigations seeking to identify housing discrimination, assist clients in resolving claims, provide direct representation in state court, federal court, and before administrative agencies, provide eviction defense, and engage the community through education and outreach.

Compensation and Benefits: The salary is $50,000-$77,000 per year, depending on experience. Legal Aid of Arkansas offers health and dental insurance, retirement, Supreme Court and bar association dues, CLE, position-related travel reimbursement and per diem, student loan repayment assistance, and other benefits.

Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


Required qualifications:
 Arkansas bar admission or eligible for reciprocity. Minimum three years’ experience preferred.
 Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet
critical deadlines with minimal supervision
 Familiarity with laws and regulations relevant to fair housing, homeowner and tenant rights, and public housing is a plus
 Excellent legal writing skills
 Trial court experience is a plus
 Ability to maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the community
 Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Arkansas to represent clients

To apply: 

To apply please email your resume and three references to Lee Richardson, Executive Director [email protected]. The position is open until filled. Apply as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$50,000 - $77,000
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2022