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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.

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....

Mon, 2016-08-01

The video from the ceremony was recorded live and edited. It can be viewed using the following link.
Available on YouTube

Mon, 2016-06-06

Request for Public Comments -- Reappointment of Bruce Eddy, Federal Defender for the Western District of Arkansas.  Comments must be submitted to the Judicial Council of the Eighth Circuit by June 20, 2016.

Mon, 2016-05-23

The Western District of Arkansas implemented CJA eVoucher on May 23, 2016.  CJA eVoucher is a web-based system for the submission, monitoring and management of all CJA functions.
Training is being offered for CJA Panel Attorneys and...

Tue, 2016-04-19

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, Social Security Transcripts will be uploaded to the CM/ECF system in the Western District of Arkansas. It is anticipated that this modification in procedures will expedite the entry and retrieval of the...

Tue, 2016-03-15

Please be advised that effective immediately the Social Security Scheduling Order in Judge Setser's cases has been modified.  This modification will be for all future Social Security Scheduling Orders and will have no impact on the cases where...

Mon, 2016-02-01

All Social Security Appeal cases that will be pending before the Honorable Mark E. Ford as of February 15, 2016 will be scheduled for oral argument once the parties’ briefs have been filed.

Fri, 2016-01-29

The current term of office of Judge Richard D. Taylor, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas is due to expire on January 2, 2017.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is considering...

Fri, 2016-01-01

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced a decrease in the reimbursement mileage rates effective January 1, 2016. The rate for privately owned automobiles has been decreased to $0.54 per mile. This rate applies to all...

Tue, 2015-12-15

Holiday Closures
The court will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.  Thank you.