Self Help

Information for individuals exploring available options for representing themselves in legal matters.

Information and Forms

Arkansas Legal Services Online – Law Library – Free online legal information for the public and legal professionals.

Arkansas Leg
al Services Online – Fact Sheets – Information sheets on many legal topics.

Arkansas Legal Services Online – Self-Help Forms – Example forms for self-represented litigants.

Arkansas Judiciary – Court Forms – Official forms provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Arkansas Judiciary — Judge Benchbooks – Aimed at judges, providing summaries of procedure and substantive areas of the law.

Arkansas Model Jury Instructions – Official jury instruction forms as well as official comments and notes on use.

Arkansas Code – Public access to the Arkansas Code (statutes).

Arkansas State Court Rules and Administrative Orders – Official rules for Arkansas state courts.

Law.com Legal Dictionary – Legal dictionary for the general public.

Legal Aid

Center for Arkansas Legal Services – provides free legal services to low-income individuals residing in the state of Arkansas in civil (non-criminal) cases. Serves 44 of the 75 counties in Arkansas. Phone: (501) 376-3423

Lawyer Referral Services

Arkansas Findalawyer – Service from Arkansas Bar Association.

Additional Resources

Fort Smith Public Library – Has a number of self-help books upstairs in the Law (340) section upstairs.

Boreham Library at University of Arkansas Fort Smith – University library open to the public.

Young Law Library at University of Arkansas Law School – Law library for the law school. Open to the public.

Location 100 North 16th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72901 Phone 479.783.4730 Hours Monday: 11 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 7 pm | Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
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