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ATTORNEY AD LITEM PROGRAM
JUVENILE DIVISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts Justice Building
625 Marshall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Website:          https://courts.arkansas.gov/administration/juvenile/aal

 

The Arkansas General Assembly established the Division of Dependency-Neglect (DN) Representation within the Administrative Office of the Courts in 1997 to implement and oversee a program to ensure that all children in dependency-neglect proceedings were provided representation. The Arkansas Supreme Court was charged with developing standards of practice and qualifications for service for all attorneys who seek employment or contracts to provide legal representation to children in dependency-neglect cases. In June of 1999, the Supreme Court issued a Per Curiam Order adopting prerequisite qualifications, standards of practice and caseload standards for Attorneys Ad Litem that became effective on January 1, 2000 and were revised per Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 15 in September 2001.
 
Since implementation of the statewide AAL Program, qualified attorneys are appointed when the DN Petition is filed with the court to represent the best interest and ensure that the articulated wishes are made known to the court for every child in a dependency-neglect case. DN AALs must continue to participate in ongoing CLE and comply with the standards of practice adopted by the Program.

 

 

CIVIL CLINIC
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW
School of Law
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AK 72701
Telephone:       (479) 575-3056
Fax:                 (479) 575-2815
Website:          http://law.uark.edu/clinic/civil/

 

10% Children’s Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys

 

Established in 1974 by Professor Hillary Rodham as a volunteer no-credit, no-grade general clinic program, the Legal Clinic of the University of Arkansas Law School represents low-income clients seeking to enforce their rights in a variety of civil matters. Under close faculty supervision, students develop and refine their ability to effectively and ethically practice law. Students handle all aspects of client representation, including interviewing and counseling, fact investigation and discovery, negotiation, and court appearances. Students also participate in a weekly seminar and may have the opportunity to engage in other forms of advocacy. If you need help with a civil legal issue, you can contact Legal Aid of Arkansas, which provides legal advice and representation to some qualifying individuals. Legal Aid of Arkansas also has an online library of information about common legal problems.