Legal Services

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging and Legal Aid work together so that older adults living in Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph and St. Francis counties can receive free legal help.
 
The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging works with Legal Aid by referring cases to lawyers who volunteer their services and are eager to give back to their communities through this worthwhile program.

What happens when you case is handled by Legal Aid?
 
The EAAAA sends your case to the Legal Aid office as quickly as possible.  The Legal Aid staff calls an attorney in your county to see if he can help.  When the attorney volunteers to help the Legal Aid staff sends a letter asking you to contact the attorney to set a time for a meeting. 
 
What type of cases do these attorneys work on?

Bankruptcy

Collections

Landlord/Tenant
 
Contract/Warranties
 
Public Utilities

Homeownership
 
Unfair Sales Practice

Wage Claims

Real Property

Adoption

Custody/Visitation

Unemployment Comp.

Divorce

Guardianship

Veterans Benefits

Paternity

Support

Workers Comp.

Medicaid

Medicare

Wills/Estates

Legal Aid will accept others cases if the volunteer attorney feels comfortable with the type of case.  However, Legal Aid does not accept criminal matters or fee-generating cases.
 
For more information contact EAAAA at 1-800-467-3278 or visit us at 2005 East Highland Drive in Jonesboro.