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  • Volunteers Needed March 4!

    The Arkansas Bar Association Mock Trial Committee is still in need of approximately 15 attorneys and judges on Saturday, March 4 at 8:00am. 

    The Arkansas State Mock Trial Tournament is next Friday and Saturday.  If you are not familiar with the program, the Mock Trial Competition gives high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries.  The ArkBar is responsible for hosting this competition each year and currently have 33 high school teams registered to compete on March 3 & 4 in Little Rock.  

  • Association Opposes SJR8

    In an effort to support its mission to protect the courts and fair administration of justice the Legislation Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association voted to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment SJR8.  Under the provisions of SJR8, the legislature usurps the constitutional authority of the judicial branch.

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  • My comments are limited to Section 3 of the proposal concerning the rule making authority for the judicial branch. Neither I nor the Supreme Court nor others in the judiciary offer any comment or position on the other sections of the resolution. ...

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  • As I reflected upon the swearing in of Chief Justice John Dan Kemp, and Justice Shawn Womack in January this year, I wrote that “[o]ur democratic system depends upon all three branches functioning within the proper spheres and subject to the...

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  • News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Denise Hoggard hoggard@rainfirm.com LITTLE ROCK, AR (February 8, 2017) The Arkansas Bar Association is opposed to any attempt to usurp the constitutional authority of the judicial...

  • On January 10, 2017, I attended the Arkansas Supreme Court swearing in ceremony for Chief Justice John Dan Kemp, and Justice Shawn Womack. Chief Justice Kemp’s comments have been posted to the Arkansas Supreme Court website and can be found...

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