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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, 2017-08-14

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
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Thu, 2017-08-10

Effective immediately, the scheduling orders linked below will be utilized by all Magistrate Judges of the Western District of Arkansas in § 1983 prisoner cases.

The first order will be entered once all defendants have answered. This...

Mon, 2017-05-22

CM/ECF and eVoucher were both updated during the weekend of May 19-21.
Systems should be back to normal.
Contact the CM/ECF helpdesk if you encounter any problems.

Wed, 2017-05-10

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has increased the hourly CJA panel attorney rates to $132 for non-capital representations and $185 for capital representations, for services performed on or after May 5, 2017.  In addition,...

Tue, 2017-05-02

Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III, entered General Order 2017-3, which abrogates General Orders 36 and 37 and approved a revised Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual for Civil and Criminal Files. Attached are links to the General Order,...

Thu, 2016-12-29

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...

Thu, 2016-10-27

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule and changes to the fees for court registry funds invested through the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS), ...

Wed, 2016-10-05

Effective December 1, 2016

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(d) and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 45(c) will be amended to eliminate the three extra days added to respond when a party is...

Thu, 2016-09-08

This event was broadcasted live through YouTube. You can replay the ceremony using the link below.
https://youtu.be/1oma38P7as0

Fri, 2016-08-12

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment....

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