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Adrieanna Hutson

  • Hosted by Center for Arkansas Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Disaster Resilience Program
  • Service location Newport, Arkansas
  • Law school University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Preparedness
  • Fellowship class year 2022
  • Program Disaster Resilience Program

The Project

At Legal Aid of Arkansas, Adrieanna will focus on housing issues with a nexus to a natural disaster or COVID-19.

Access to the courts is a chronic issue in poor states like Arkansas. Many people don’t have access to lawyers and lack enough information to self-help. Estates are often never probated, needed guardianships are never established, and legal wrongs go unchallenged. Once a disaster occurs, this lack of access can become an acute issue.

Fellowship Plans

Adrieanna went to law school to become a public interest attorney. The experience she acquired during law school reflected that aspiration. While in law school, Adrieanna primarily focused on the intersection of housing/education and disability. As part of this focus, she volunteered as a Fair Housing tester for Legal Aid of Arkansas while in law school. After law school, Legal Aid of Arkansas offered Adrieanna the Disaster Resilience position, and she accepted.

Next Steps

Adrieanna went to law school to be able to provide representation to underserved populations because equity makes a better, stronger society.

Lack of access to the courts was a consistent theme in my life. When only one side of a conflict can access lawyers, the legal system can't function properly.

Adrieanna Hutson /
2022 Disaster Resilience Program Fellow

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