Vincent 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 Vincent 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.
Vincent 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.
- C.A.R.E Award
- Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition
- Recognized for providing legal oversight to the CARE organization. Providing free legal consultations at the annual "Rights After Wrongs" day of service. Attending and supporting "Day of Empathy" by #cut50 at state capital: rally and lobbying.
- Marie Interfaith Civic Leadership Award
- Marie Interfaith Civic Leadership
- About the Award The Marie Award recognizes outstanding Arkansans who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the public interest by word, action and example through interfaith engagement and civic service over a number of years.
- NLADA Innovations in Technology Award (Equal Justice Award)
- National Legal Aid & Defender Association
- This award is presented at the annual NLADA/ABA Equal Justice Conference and honors an individual who has made outstanding career contributions to creativity and innovation in the delivery of legal service to poor people.
- Arkansas State Bar
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Civil Rights
- Domestic Violence
- Estate Planning
- Landlord Tenant
- Consumer Law
- Cannabis & Marijuana Law
- OpenLaw Online