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News & Announcements: 2017

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.

Fri, 2017-12-01

Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, amendments to the following rules take effect today, December 1, 2017. Read more

Tue, 2017-10-31

Please be advised that the court will be closed on November 23, November 24, December 25, and January 1.

Thu, 2017-10-26

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas is accepting applications for the position of Information Technology Specialist.  The position will be located in the Fayetteville Division.  For best consideration, applications should...

Wed, 2017-10-25

In accordance with recent revisions to the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual for Civil and Criminal Filings, new procedures have been implemented for submitting case initiating documents via email.

For additional info, click...

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.

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,...