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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.

Wed, 03/30/2022

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.  Included in the CARES Act are many provisions impacting the bankruptcy system.  A year later, on March 21, 2021, the President...

Wed, 03/23/2022

Effective, March 22, 2022 and until further notice, masks and cloth face coverings are recommended but not required for persons (including but not limited to employees, security personnel, litigants, attorneys and staff, vendors, and contractors...

Thu, 03/17/2022

On April 1, 2022, adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 will go into effect for cases filed on or after that date.  The adjustments’ timing and calculation are codified...

Wed, 03/09/2022

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 program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing legal education.  Please click the link below if...

Tue, 03/01/2022

Beginning March 1, 2022, 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...

Thu, 01/06/2022

Registration is now open for The James G. Mixon Trial Practices Seminar.  The seminar is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2022, at the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock.  There is no cost to attend.  Please note that a request for 6...

Mon, 12/06/2021

The following amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure took effect on December 1, 2021:

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
Rule 3         Appeal as of Right – How Taken
Rule 6         Appeal in a...

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...

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