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News & Announcements: 2020

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, 2020-11-19

The United States Courthouse in Texarkana will be closed effectively immediately and will remain closed through Friday, December 4, reopening on Monday, December 7.

Thu, 2020-11-12

Fort Smith Office will be closed for cleaning until November 16th, 2020.


Mon, 2020-10-05

The Court has tentatively approved a change to Local Rule 5.1, which would eliminate the paper-record requirement in Social Security appeals.  ...

Fri, 2020-08-21

CM/ECF will be down for maintenance between 12:00 pm (Noon) Friday, August 21st, 2020 and Monday, August 24th, 2020.



Thu, 2020-08-13

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

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Fri, 2020-06-26

A redesigned PACER informational website will launch on June 28, 2020.  The website was redesigned to take advantage of new technology and design practices.

Please note the website URL is changing to ...

Mon, 2020-06-15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications for a fourteen-year appointment as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.  The position is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The vacancy...

Mon, 2020-06-08

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas.  The position will be created by the planned retirement of Judge Erin L....

Wed, 2020-03-18

Until further notice, the Western District of Arkansas’s public business hours for all divisions will be from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.