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, 2014-01-16

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...

Mon, 2013-08-26

Effective September 1, 2013, the following changes in Attorney Admission Fees will be implemented in the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas:

  • Collection of Biennial Assessment for admitted attorneys will be suspended until...
Mon, 2013-08-19

General Order No. 43 IN THE MATTER OF ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS AND PRO HAC VICE FEES was entered by Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III, on August 19, 2013.  The General Order suspends the $10.00 Biennial...

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