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.

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...

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...

Mon, 2013-11-25

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced an increase in the following fees effective December 1, 2013.

Court of Appeals Filing Fee: Increased to $505.00...

Fri, 2013-10-25


Amended General Order No. 19 was entered by Chief Judge P, K. Holmes, III, on October 23, 2013. The General Order provides that a Petition for Warrant for Offender Under Pretrial or Supervised Release and the issuance of a warrant...

Tue, 2013-10-22

An Order was entered by Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III, on October 22, 2013, Lifting the Stay in Social Security Cases, entered on October 11, 2013.    Deadlines, response dates, due dates or cut-off dates are extended from the previous deadline(s...

Tue, 2013-09-03

Effective September 1, 2013, Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice MUST be submitted CONVENTIONALLY (in paper) with an Application Fee of $100.00.

For further information, please access...

Wed, 2013-08-28

In various parts of the United States, citizens have received phone calls from alleged court officials for failing to appear for jury service pursuant to a summons. The calls attempt to coerce citizens to provide personal and confidential...

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