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  • Charles L. Carpenter Memorial Award - Nominations Now Accepted

    The Charles L. Carpenter Memorial Award is presented each year at the Annual Meeting to a member of the House of Delegates, Board of Governors, or a Section / Committee who has distinguished himself or herself by extraordinary service to the Association during the preceding year. As a member of the House of Delegates, Board of Governors, a Section or a Committee you are encouraged to nominate the member you feel most deserves this recognition. In a brief narrative, simply state the reasons for your selection.

    To qualify for this award, a person must have completed at least one year of service in the House of Delegates, Board of Governors, or a Section or Committee. Tenured Delegates are eligible for consideration. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 7, 2017.

    Click here to access the online nominating petition.

    Click here to access the paper copy of the nominating petition.

    Visit the "Governance" page of our website for a list of current members of the House of Delegates and Board of Governors.  Contact the Association's office for information on Section and Committee Chairs.

    Please mail your nomination to:
    Arkansas Bar Association
    ATTN: Charles Carpenter Award Nominations
    2224 Cottondale Lane
    Little Rock, AR 72202

  • Fastcase 7 Legal Research Now Available to Arkansas Bar Association Members

    Starting March 8, 2017, the Arkansas Bar Association is bringing you Fastcase 7, the all-new version of Fastcase.  Many members already access Fastcase for their legal research and are familiar with the features and smart search tools that help you find the results you’re searching for faster. Fastcase 7 is an even more fluid and easy-to-navigate online legal research library. It has all of the familiar features and tools, plus an enhanced Forecite, Tag Cloud, Authority Check and Bad Law Bot, more advanced search options, new results screen options, larger fonts and selections to make documents easier to read on computer screens, and new dual-column printing options.  Click here for the full press release.

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