About the Clinic
Under the Direction of Professor Annie Smith
The Civil Clinic represents low-income clients seeking to enforce their rights in a variety of civil matters, including unpaid wages and appeals from the denial of unemployment benefits. 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.
Civil Clinic students must be eligible for practice under Rule XV of the Arkansas Rules Governing Bar Admission.
For Prospective Clients
The Civil Clinic provides free legal representation to individuals who are owed wages for their work or who have been denied unemployment benefits.
The Civil Clinic is currently accepting a limited number of new clients for the Spring 2014 semester (January – May 2014). Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Civil Clinic by calling (479) 575-3056.
If you need help with assistance with a legal issue that the clinics cannot assist with, 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.