Giving Back

Since its inception, our law firm has enjoyed much success in Arkansas, and as a result, we have a strong commitment to return a portion of our prosperity back to our community and state.

As a firm, we make significant financial contributions to a large number of charitable organizations each year. A commitment to community service is also deeply ingrained in the firm’s culture. We know that we are the beneficiaries when we participate in professional, civic, and charitable organizations, so we strive to be active, effective contributors to the state as well as our community. Our state and our profession deserve our committed efforts to be good members and citizens. Over the years, the firm’s management has modeled an ethic of community service through their own strong leadership in a wide variety of community organizations. Today nearly all of the firm’s attorneys volunteer in community and civic organizations. The firm’s staff employees also are actively involved in many church, youth, civic, and community organizations. Our attorneys and staff serve at significant leadership levels in more than 150 community and civic organizations in the areas of youth, education, health, religion, arts, civic, environmental, and humanitarian services. Our contribution of professional and leadership skills enhances the capacity for strong performance of the many organizations we serve, and through them, we strive to have a positive impact upon communities throughout the state.

Our lawyers are actively involved as leaders and members of the American, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Washington County, and Benton County Bar Associations. We are honored that Herschel Friday and Fred Ursery were chosen to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association. We are often asked to provide programs at continuing legal education seminars for the benefit of members of the Arkansas Bar Association, and several of our attorneys are adjunct members of the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School. Through the Arkansas Bar Foundation, we provide scholarships for students at the state’s law schools.

We are committed to making sure that the neediest citizens are entitled to adequate legal representation. Each year we provide financial support and the donation of free legal services to a variety of organizations, including the Volunteers Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services (VOCALS).

Charitable Organizations

Friday, Eldredge & Clark has long been a supporter of numerous charitable organizations through a commitment of both time and resources. Following is a listing of some of the charitable organizations the firm has supported throughout the years.

Access Schools
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas 
America’s Athletes with Disabilities
ARC Arkansas
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Arkansas Affiliate Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Arkansas Arts Center
Arkansas Athletes Outreach, Inc.
Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes
Arkansas Bar Foundation
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation
Arkansas Cancer Research Center
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation
Arkansas Coalition for Excellence
Arkansas Committed to Education Foundation
Arkansas Council on Economic Education
Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation
Arkansas Economic Development Foundation
Arkansas Hospice Foundation
Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities
Arkansas March of Dimes
Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Foundation
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Arkansas Rice Depot
Arkansas Special Olympics
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
Arkansas State Golf Association
Arkansas State Police Foundation
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Baptist Health Foundation
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arkansas
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas
Black Law Student Association
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas
Camp Aldersgate
Candlelighters of Central Arkansas
CARE for Animals, Inc.
CARTI Foundation
Centers for Youth & Families
Clinton School of Public Service
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Downtown Partnership
Easter Seals Arkansas
Family Service Agency
Fayetteville Junior Civic League
Fellows of American Bar Foundation
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fifty for the Future
First Tee of Arkansas
Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council
Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center
Habitat for Humanity
Heart of Arkansas United Way
Heifer International
Hispanic Law Students Association
Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation
Hope Lodge, Inc.
Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute
Jones Eye Center
Junior Achievement of Arkansas
Junior League of Little Rock
Junior League of Northwest Arkansas
Just Communities of Central Arkansas
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
K Life of Fayetteville
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kids’ Chance of Arkansas
Kiwanis Club of Central Little Rock
Leadership Arkansas
Leadership Greater Little Rock
Leave a Legacy
Lions World Services for the Blind
Little Rock Downtown Partnership
Lyon College Mana Charitable Foundation
March of Dimes
Metropolitan YMCA Foundation
Ministry to the Inner City
Museum of Discovery
National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
National Conference for Community and Justice
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nature Conservancy
Northside Fayetteville Rotary Club
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter
Old State House Museum Associates
Optimist Club of Greater Little Rock
Our House
P.A.R.K. Foundation
Pathfinder, Inc.
Philander Smith College
Presbyterian Village
Pulaski Technical College Foundation
Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts of America
Razorback Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Rotary Club of Little Rock
Sales and Marketing Executives Association of Arkansas
St. Vincent Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
UALR Foundation
UALR History Institute Board
UAMS Bioventures
UAMS Consortium
UAMS Foundation
Union Rescue Mission
United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas
University of Arkansas Foundation
Visit USA Communities, Inc.
Volunteers Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
Washington Regional Foundation
White River Health System Foundation
Wolfe Street Foundation
Young Life Central Arkansas
Youth Home, Inc.