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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.

Mon, 2018-12-03

The Federal District Court for the Western District of Arkansas will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in accordance with President Trump's declaration that the day be observed as a National Day of Mourning to honor the memory of former...

Fri, 2018-11-16

The Court will be closed on November 22-23, December 24-25, and December 31 - January 1 in observance of the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays.

Tue, 2018-11-06

In observance of Veterans Day, the Court will be closed on Monday, November 12.

Tue, 2018-11-06

At its September 2017 meeting, the Judicial Conference approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure.  The amendments were adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 26, 2018.  The amendments are...

Tue, 2018-10-02

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Trial Unit. This is a full-time position located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Wed, 2018-08-15
  • The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

    Appellate...

Wed, 2018-08-08

CM/ECF MAINTENANCE & UPGRADE - ACTION REQUIRED:
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas will upgrade its CM/ECF system to NextGen CM/ECF at noon on Friday, August 10...

Wed, 2018-07-18

Juror Scams

WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud

In various...

Wed, 2018-05-09

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas is compiling a list of attorneys interested in being appointed to represent pro se plaintiffs in civil rights cases filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.  This is a unique...

Wed, 2018-05-09

The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at
the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full
conference for all judges and members of the Bar.