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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.

Thu, 2021-04-22

Lifts the moratorium of previous administrative orders on May 17, 2021


Wed, 2021-03-03

Extends authorization of the use of video and telephone conferencing for certain proceedings for an additional ninety days unless terminated earlier.

Admin Order...

Fri, 2021-02-19

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

 is accepting applications for the following position:

Chief Deputy Clerk

in Fort Smith, Arkansas

This position will remain open until...

Mon, 2021-02-15

All courthouses for the Western District of Arkansas will be closed on February 16, 2021, due to inclement weather. Electronic filing will still be available.  Please email the appropriate divisional office (email addresses on our homepage) or...

Fri, 2021-01-15

General Order 2021-1 “In re Procedures for the Filing, Service, and Management of Highly Sensitive Documents” was signed by Chief Judge Hickey on January 15, 2021.  Due to a recent breach affecting government computer systems, federal courts have...

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.