Vincent Morris

Vincent Morris, J.D. | Partner

Vincent MorrisVince Morris is a founding partner member of the Open Access Law Firm, PLLC. Morris co-founded this one of a kind law firm in an effort to provide a market-based solution to the problem of access to justice for all. His work includes developing innovative methods of distributing legal resources and legal advice via multimedia technologies. His passion is combining law and technology in creative ways in order to extend access to justice to all Arkansans, as well as for his clients throughout the nation.

Before entering private practice Vince Morris was Director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership and Director of the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership where each day his mission was to improve the lives of low-income Arkansans by championing equal access to justice for all by expanding the reach of free legal aid to poor Arkansans. Morris worked for legal aid for twelve years beginning as an 8 week summer intern and became Director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership in 2011.

Vince Morris is recognized by the American Bar Association as a Legal Rebel. One of the few attorneys across the nation that are “the innovators – the folks who’ve found a different path, some new way to blend the needs of their clients or their practice, or even their own needs of personal expression, into the way they practice the law.” See Vince Morris – ABA Legal Rebel.

Morris is also an Adjunct Professor at the UALR Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas where he teaches newly designed seminars to upper level law students. His current seminars include: (1) Justice Technology: New Models, Markets & Access to Justice; and (2) Entrepreneurship, Law and Innovation.

Practice areas include family law, criminal law, consumer law, landlord/tenant law, criminal records, veterans’ benefits, and estate law.

ADMISSIONS & LICENSES

  • Admitted to Arkansas Bar in May 2006
  • Admitted to the Veterans Court of Appeals in September 2005

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS, & COMMITTEES

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Ark Bar)
  • Access to Justice Commission Task Force Member
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) – Technology Committee Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law Mentor Program
  • Volunteer Organization of the Center for Arkansas Legal Services (VOCALS)
  • Supreme Court of Arkansas Self-Represented Litigants Task Force

AWARDS, HONORS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2015 Marie Interfaith Civic Leadership Award (more)
  • 2014 Innovations in Equal Justice Award – National Legal Aid & Defender Association (more)
  • 2013 Center for Arkansas Legal Services 10 Years Dedicated Serve Award
  • 2012 Legal Rebel – American Bar Association (more)
    See media page here

EDUCATION

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.) 2005
    UALR Law Review
  • The George Washington University
    Center for Professional Development, Washington DC 2001
    Professional Studies: Internet Technologies (2001)
  • University of Central Arkansas Honors College
    B.A. in Philosophy (2000)

RECENT & UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

  • P. Mendiratta, V. Morris, A. Pritchard, F. Amirnia, M. Morris, J.Y. Wei, Medico-Legal Partnership: A Novel Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Practice, J. Am Geriatr Soc (Poster Pending 2016)
  • Morris, Legal Hacking: Open Source & Open Law, 38 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. (2016)
  • Greacen, Johnson, and Morris, From Market Failure to 100% Access: Toward a Civil Justice Continuum, 37.4 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. (2015)
  • Morris, Navigating Justice: Self-Help Resources, Access to Justice and Whose Job is it Anyway?, 82 Miss. L.J. Supra 161 (2013)
  • Morris and Johnson, A Future for Justice: Annual Report (2014)
  • Morris, Marshall and Johnson, Time for Justice: Annual Report (2013)
  • Morris, Marshall and Johnson, Pieces of Justice: Annual Report (2012)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Vincent Morris
3008 South University, Suite #113
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-237-5802
vince@openaccesslawfirm.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/vince-morris/10/6a5/9b6/