Amy Johnson
Family Court Judge, 15th Division Circuit Judge & Executive Director, Arkansas Access to Justice, Arkansas 15th Division Circuit Judge

As the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission’s Executive Director for more than a decade, Amy Dunn Johnson coordinates statewide efforts to address the civil legal needs of low-income Arkansans through policy initiatives, resource development, public education, and legislative advocacy. She also staffs the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation and Arkansas IOLTA Program, which engage in resource development and grantmaking initiatives to support the objective of increasing access to justice. During her time with Arkansas Access to Justice, Ms. Johnson has overseen a number of major initiatives, including development of a statewide strategy for the delivery of services to self-represented litigants, completion of a study of the economic impact of civil legal aid, and court rule changes to increase access to justice and funding for legal aid. Ms. Johnson has served as a board member for numerous organizations that work to improve health and equity, including Harmony Health Clinic, which she helped co-found. She earned a B.A. from and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas Bowen School of Law. She also is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader. She was elected 15th Division Circuit Judge in November 2020.