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  • NOTICE OF ARKANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES MEETING TO CONSIDER
    PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
    REGARDING ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES JUDICIAL SELECTION PROCESS

    This notice is being provided pursuant to Article XIV of the Arkansas Bar Association Constitution because the House of Delegates voted to propose or support an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution on judicial selection process for Arkansas Supreme Court Justices. The House of Delegates will convene on December 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, Friday Courtroom, 1201 McMath Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202.

    In its June 2016 meeting, the House of Delegates adopted recommendations from the Arkansas Bar Association Task Force on Maintaining a Fair and Impartial Judiciary for implementing an appointment process for selection of Arkansas Supreme Court Justices. I appointed a Drafting Task Force to draft a proposed constitutional amendment. The full proposed amendment and a summary of the key points contained therein is posted to the Association’s website, http://tinyurl.com/Judcial-Selection, for your review.

    Should you have comments, you may contact your House of Delegate members through our ArkBar Community Exchange at www.Arkbar.com, or forward your comments to be shared with the House of Delegates directly to:

    Karen Hutchins
    Executive Director
    Arkansas Bar Association
    2224 Cottondale Lane
    Little Rock, AR 72202-2055
    khutchins@arkbar.com

  • Special eFiling Announcement

    Special eFiling Announcement

    Effective Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Benton County Circuit Court will begin accepting electronic filings.

    Ark. Code Ann. § 21-6-402 and 21-6-413 permit the clerks to collect a fee for issuing summons and subpoenas.

    Benton County Circuit Clerk’s Office
    Effective November 1, 2016, when eFiling a subpoena, you must add the SUMMONS SUBPOENA FEE 21-6-402 for each subpoena for the proper assessment of the $2.50 subpoena fee. If the fee is not selected, the filing may be rejected by the Clerk.

    Effective January 1, 2017, when eFiling any document in that requires a summons, you must select the SUMMONS SUBPOENA FEE 21-6-402 for each summons for the proper assessment of the $2.50 summons fee. If the fee is not selected, the filing may be rejected by the Clerk.

    Reminder: Notice Lis Pendens, a real estate document, cannot be e-Filed. Please continue to mail them to the Clerk’s office along with the appropriate fees to be recorded.

    Benton County Clerk’s Office – PROBATE DIVISION
    Effective November 1, 2016, when eFiling any document in the Probate Division that requires a summons or subpoena, you must select the SUMMONS SUBPOENA FEE 21-6-402 for each summons or subpoena to allow the proper assessment of the $5.00 summons or subpoena fee. If the fee is not selected, the filing may be rejected by the Benton County Clerk.

    Please contact the Help Desk at acap.help@arcourts.gov if you have any questions about this alert.
    Regards,

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