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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.

Wed, 11/29/2023

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas has requested that that the attached position announcement be posted.  The duty location is Fort Smith, Arkansas.



Tue, 11/07/2023

Announcement of the empanelment of an additional Grand Jury


Please click here to view the Court’s Announcement.

Thu, 11/02/2023

Order Appointing Benecia B. Moore as United States Magistrate Judge.

Click here to review the Order.

Mon, 10/30/2023

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. submitted proposed amendments to the Federal Rules to Congress in April 2023 pursuant to Section 2072 of Title 28, United States Code.  Absent Congressional action, the amended and new rules will take effect...

Mon, 10/30/2023

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved inflationary adjustments to the fee schedule, which will become effective Friday, December 1, 2023.  The fee to file a civil action in the U.S. District Court will increase to $405 on December...

Tue, 10/17/2023

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas has selected Benecia Betton Moore as our Court’s next United States Magistrate Judge.

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Tue, 10/17/2023

In accordance with the Jury Plan for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, the Clerk's Office will randomly select master wheel participants via the means of an automated system on October 17, 2023.


Fri, 10/13/2023

The Honorable G. Thomas Eisele served as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas for forty-one years from 1970 to 2011.  He was renowned for his learning and industry, as well as his fierce devotion to trial by jury....

Thu, 09/28/2023

In the event of a federal government shutdown, the United States District Court will be open for regular business.

Mon, 09/25/2023

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved an increase to transcript fees effective October 1, 2023.  Transcripts ordered October 1, 2023, or later will be billed at the new rate.