Most docket reports and documents in criminal and civil cases are available electronically through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service. Electronically-filed documents may be viewed and printed from the electronic filing system via PACER (pacer.uscourts.gov).
Documents may also be printed from a public terminal by visiting the Clerk’s office in Little Rock or Jonesboro. The Miscellaneous Fee Schedule establishes the following fees for copying of any record:
- $0.10 cents per page for documents available electronically and printed from a public terminal at the Clerk's office.
- $0.50 cents per page for documents prepared by the Clerk's office.
- $11.00 per document for certification, plus $0.50 cents per page.
Additional charges may apply if the record is stored offsite and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.
To request copies from the Clerk’s office, please call 501-604-5351 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts & Court Reporters
Most Transcripts of Court proceedings in the Eastern District of Arkansas are ordered by contacting the court reporter. Please refer to the minutes of the proceeding filed on the docket to obtain the court reporter’s name or contact the Clerk's office for assistance.
Court Reporter Contact Information:
When contacting the court reporter, please include the following:
- Your contact information (name, email, phone number).
- Case name and number.
- Proceeding to be transcribed.
- Date of proceeding.
- Deadline, if any, for the transcript.
Transcript preparation and delivery times begin when satisfactory payment arrangements have been made with the court reporter.
Transcripts of sealed proceedings can only be ordered by the parties who participated in the hearing. All other requests for a sealed transcript must be approved by the presiding Judge.
Transcript Requests Under the Criminal Justice Act:
Transcript requests by CJA counsel are made only through eVoucher. For assistance with transcript requests through eVoucher, contact the CJA Clerk by email at CJA@ared.uscourts.gov.
90-day Restriction Availability:
When transcripts are prepared, they are filed on the docket through CM/ECF and restricted from public access for a minimum of 90 days. During the 90-day restriction period, the public may purchase a copy from the court reporter or view the transcript at a public terminal located in the Clerk's office.