Legal Aid of Arkansas - Newport Office

Contact Information

Name: Legal Aid of Arkansas - Newport Office
Address: 202 Walnut St., Newport, AR - 72112
Phone: (870) 972-9224
Fax: (970) 523-9892

Service Information

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. Our mission is to improve the lives of low-income Arkansans by championing equal access to justice for all regardless of economic or social circumstances. Due to limited resources, Legal Aid of Arkansas workgroups must sometimes make hard decisions about which cases to accept. Legal Aid workgroups have created a set of guidelines call Case Acceptance Priorities to help decide which cases to accept based on the organization's priorities.

Legal Aid of Arkansas  has established a maximum income level for different family sizes. The maximum income level is 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These numbers are the maximum levels. If certain factors are present, legal aid can waive up to 200% in unusual or meritorious circumstances. Call our helpline to see if you qualify for free legal help. Legal Aid of Arkansas cannot help with criminal problems, including traffic tickets. Fee-generating cases, such personal injury cases are not accepted.  If you are unsure, call anyway.


Mission Statement: The mission of Legal Aid of Arkansas is to champion equal justice for lowÔÇÉincome individuals and communities and to remedy the conditions that burden and marginalize them.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.