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.

Thu, 2014-09-18

GENERAL ORDER NO. 45, POLICY TO REFUND ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS was entered by Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III on September 17, 2014. The General Order provides limited authority to...

Fri, 2014-09-05

GENERAL ORDER 44, ORDER REGARDING DEPOSIT AND INVESTMENT OF REGISTRY FUNDS was entered by Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III, on August 26, 2014. The General Order provides that registry...

Fri, 2014-08-22

The United States Probation Office for the Western District of Arkansas is seeking a Network Systems Engineer. This position is based in the Fort Smith, Arkansas office, with some travel with in the Western District of Arkansas. The starting...

Thu, 2014-07-31

A number of United States district courts have reported that citizens in their districts are being targeted by a juror phishing email that asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden...

Tue, 2014-06-24

The Clerk's Office is accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards and debit cards bearing the Visa or MasterCard logo for payment of all court fees, new case filing fees, appeal filing fees, criminal debt and CVB...

Tue, 2014-03-04

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. The position is...

Thu, 2014-02-20

The Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the final financial plan for fiscal year 2014.  The plan repeals the temporary reductions (implemented in September 2013) to hourly panel attorney rates and...

Thu, 2014-01-16

Effective February 3, 2014, the case processing responsibilities for the Harrison and Hot Springs Divisions will be reassigned. The Harrison Division will be handled by the Fayetteville Divisional Office...

Thu, 2014-01-02

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced a decrease in the reimbursement mileage rates effective January 1, 2014. The rate for privately owned automobiles has been decreased to $0.56...

Wed, 2013-12-18

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence became effective December 1, 2013, including significant...

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