News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Mon, 2016-05-23

The Western District of Arkansas implemented CJA eVoucher on May 23, 2016.  CJA eVoucher is a web-based system for the submission, monitoring and management of all CJA functions.
Training is being offered for CJA Panel Attorneys and...

Fri, 2016-05-20

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas is seeking a qualified candidate for a temporary law clerk position to work on social security cases. The Western District has one of the highest social security caseloads in...

Thu, 2016-05-05

This position is with the U.S. District Court for the Western District Arkansas. The duty location is Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Procurement Specialist performs procurement activities requiring knowledge of procurement policies and practices in a...

Tue, 2016-04-19

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, Social Security Transcripts will be uploaded to the CM/ECF system in the Western District of Arkansas. It is anticipated that this modification in procedures will expedite the entry and retrieval of the...

Tue, 2016-03-15

Please be advised that effective immediately the Social Security Scheduling Order in Judge Setser's cases has been modified.  This modification will be for all future Social Security Scheduling Orders and will have no impact on the cases where...

Fri, 2016-02-05

The judges of the Eighth Circuit invite you to attend the 2016 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers, Arkansas. The conference will take place May 3-5, 2016.

Mon, 2016-02-01

All Social Security Appeal cases that will be pending before the Honorable Mark E. Ford as of February 15, 2016 will be scheduled for oral argument once the parties’ briefs have been filed.

Fri, 2016-01-29

The current term of office of Judge Richard D. Taylor, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas is due to expire on January 2, 2017.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is considering...

Fri, 2016-01-01

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced a decrease in the reimbursement mileage rates effective January 1, 2016. The rate for privately owned automobiles has been decreased to $0.54 per mile. This rate applies to all...

Tue, 2015-12-15

Holiday Closures
The court will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.  Thank you.