Information for individuals exploring available options for representing themselves in legal matters.
Information and Forms
Arkansas Judiciary – Self-Help Resources – Resources page from Arkansas Judiciary website.
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
- Merriam-Webster Law Dictionary
- Nolo Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions
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.
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.
Last revised: 01/05/2023