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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.

Tue, 2019-10-22

The Court tentatively approved a change to Local Rule 7.2. This change is based on the modifications to the Federal Rules Governing Section 2254 and Section 2255...

Thu, 2019-03-28

Beginning MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019, attorneys will be able to file Complaints ONLY (NOT Notices of Removal, Habeas Corpus petitions, etc. at this time) in CM/ECF.

A completed Civil Cover Sheet must first be submitted to the appropriate...

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...

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.


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...