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.

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

The Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States has determined that it is necessary to implement a temporary emergency $15 reduction in the hourly rates of compensation for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel members. The...

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...

Thu, 2013-07-18

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.  For inquiries, please call 479-783-...

Tue, 2013-04-16

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced the cost of filing a new civil case will increase to $400.00, effective May 1, 2013. This increase includes a $50.00 Administrative Fee for new civil cases, in addition to the...

Wed, 2013-01-30

Amended General Order No. 3  IN RE:  EEO/EDR PLAN FOR WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS was entered by Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III, effective January 30, 2013.

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