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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, 04/28/2021

Beginning June 1, 2021, the court will resume in person hearings and trials in all divisions.  The court has developed guidelines for in person hearings and trials for the Central and Fayetteville (including Harrison cases) divisions.  The same...

Wed, 03/10/2021

Judge Barry’s final divisional days in Hot Springs (3/24), Fort Smith (4/8), Fayetteville (4/15), and Little Rock (4/20) will be conducted telephonically consistent with the court’s Administrative Order dated March 16, 2020.  After further...

Fri, 03/05/2021

On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).   Please note that both...

Fri, 03/05/2021

For those of you who practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas, you may want to calendar the dates listed below for your planning purposes.  As many of you are aware, the Honorable Ben T. Barry is retiring...

Wed, 02/24/2021

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas will continue operating on the basis of the Administrative Order dated March 16, 2020 until further notice.  To review the court’s full updated announcement...

Wed, 02/03/2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020.  The Act includes several bankruptcy provisions.  One of the changes amends section 1328 of the Bankruptcy Code to add subsection (i). The provision has a one-...

Sat, 01/30/2021

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas was scheduled to upgrade its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on February 1, 2021.  The upgrade will not proceed as...

Thu, 01/28/2021

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas is responding to the recent disclosure of wide-spread cybersecurity breaches of government computer systems with new security procedures to protect highly...

Thu, 01/21/2021

On February 1, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  The...

Mon, 11/30/2020

Effective November 30, 2020, the Fayetteville office will no longer process payments.   Cash will no longer be accepted in the Fayetteville office.   Credit card payments may be made by completing the One Time Credit Card Authorization found on...

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