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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.

Wed, 2021-05-26

This administrative order modifies policy on use of masks in courthouse facilities in the Western District of Arkansas.


Mon, 2021-05-03

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas hereby appoints Christy Comstock as United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas with her official duty station being in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The...

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.

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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...

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.  ...

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, 2020-01-13

The U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report the calls their...