Online Referral Form
Welcome to the Beyond Opioids online referral system! Beyond Opioids is a special justice project between Legal Aid of Arkansas and Center for Arkansas Legal Services, providing legal services for low-income Arkansans impacted by the opioid crisis and other substance use disorders (SUD). Please fill out this form if you are a SUD provider and your low-income client needs legal assistance in a civil (NOT criminal matter). Kindly, carefully read the instructions below before filling out this form.
After we receive your referral, our staff will do an eligibility screening to ensure the person needing legal services (the applicant) fits our income guidelines (up to 250% of the federal poverty guideline) and there is no conflict of interest (i.e. our firm has represented or is representing the person adverse to the applicant). If there is a conflict, we cannot accept the case and will notify the applicant. If there is no conflict, we will contact the applicant to do an income eligibility screening. If we are unable to assist your client because of a conflict or if they are over-income, we will notify you that the applicant is not eligible for our services.
If eligible, we will contact the applicant for a full intake and provide the appropriate level of service (legal information, legal advice, limited scope representation, or full representation).
Please note that we give top priority to applicants who are referred by a Beyond Opioids partner through this form. However, applicants may also access our services directly through our Beyond Opioids VIP Helpline at (479) 239-9048. More information about the project can be found at www.beyondopioids.org.