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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, 08/17/2021

The 2021 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference will be held October 27-29, 2021 at the The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Registration is now open.  Please click the attachment below for the announcement from the Eighth Circuit which...

Fri, 08/13/2021

Mark your calendars for March 11, 2022.  The James G. Mixon Trial Practices Seminar is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2022, at the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock.  The seminar will focus on trial practice and there is no cost to...

Tue, 07/20/2021

On December 21, 2020, the United States Trustee Program published a final rule in the Federal Register entitled “Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11", (the “Final Rule...

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

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...

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...

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...

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