Oral arguments of the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are open to the public and are conducted at the:
625 Marshall St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
To schedule your group to tour the Justice Building and/or attend an oral argument:
- Check the calendar to choose a date. The Court of Appeals reserves the courtroom for arguments on Wednesday mornings and the Supreme Court on Thursday mornings. Usually arguments last approximately one hour. The Court of Appeals reserves the courtroom for arguments at 9 a.m. on Wednesday mornings and the Supreme Court at 9 a.m. on Thursday mornings.
- To schedule a guided visit (minimum of 5 guests) to the Justice Building, please complete our Request Form. This information will be routed to the Public Education Coordinator, Ms. Corey Gilmore.
- Once your tour is scheduled, please review the Guide to Oral Arguments, which explains both the rules of the courtroom and the oral argument process.
- Since oral arguments are often very technical discussions and appellate courts do not conduct trials or hear evidence again, Ms. Gilmore will email the briefs of the case to you to share with your group a few days in advance so you can educate yourself on the Facts of the Case—what information was heard in the circuit court.
If you are unable to attend arguments in person, all arguments are streamed live from our website and past arguments are archived here.
For additional information, contact Corey Gilmore, Public Education Coordinator at 501-682-9400.