Holly Dickson is the Legal Director for the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union Foundation. She has been practicing law since 1998 and with the ACLU of Arkansas since 2006. Holly is a native of Batesville, Arkansas who studied political science, sociology, and criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before earning her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law. Prior to joining the ACLU of Arkansas staff, Holly worked in private practice litigating civil rights and employment cases on behalf of clients whose rights were violated.
As Legal Director for the ACLU of Arkansas, she directs the legal program for the organization, advocating for rights and overseeing cases involving free speech and expression, freedom of religion, discrimination, police abuse, racial profiling, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, education, reproductive liberty and other constitutional and civil liberties. She also engages in lobbying and other public advocacy and education concerning civil liberties and constitutional rights. Holly was a 2013 recipient of the "Bayard Rustin Angelic Troublemaker Award" from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Philander Smith College and Central for Artistic Revolution (CAR) in recognition of her work for fair and equal treatment in the state of Arkansas.