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News & Announcements: 2024

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, 2024-07-05

Juror Scams

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

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply...

Tue, 2024-07-02

Arkansas Western District will be closed Thursday July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  The Fayetteville and Fort Smith offices will open July 5th and field all correspondence.


Wed, 2024-05-01

The United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission, announce that the 2024 POWER Act CLE sessions scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the U.S. Marshal’s...

Fri, 2024-04-26


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is accepting applications [ under authority
of 18 U.S.C. 3006A(g)(2)(A)]...

Mon, 2024-03-25

The Clerk’s office in the Texarkana division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas will be closed on Friday, April 5, 2024 and Monday, April 8, 2024.  All calls and electronic correspondence will be routed to other...

Wed, 2024-02-28

Arkansas Western District’s CM/ECF server will be down Saturday 3/2/2024 @ 5:00am till Monday 3/4/2024 @ 8:00am for maintenance. 

Thu, 2024-02-15

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of the national President’s Day holiday.  All offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 20th.

Thu, 2024-01-04

The Western District of Arkansas will be closed on Monday, January 15th, 2024, in observance of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Thu, 2024-01-04

Hearings for National Park citations, park ranger tickets, and other Central Violations Bureau (CVB) cases in Hot Springs, Arkansas, are postponed until March 12, 2024 to allow for systems maintenance and upgrades to the Court’s IT servers.  The...