Clerk of the Courts

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The Clerk's office performs various jobs and duties for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, the bar, and the public. It is responsible for filing cases, briefs, motions, petitions, and other documents that are presented to the courts for decision. Once the decisions have been made, the staff is also responsible for disseminating the opinions, orders, and per curiam orders to the press, attorneys, trial court judges, and the public.

The Clerk is the financial officer of the courts and the office provides payroll and other fiscal services for the personnel of both courts and the committees of the Supreme Court. The office also administers the budgets of both courts as appropriated by the State Legislature. The Clerk's Office licenses and collects annual dues for attorneys, court reporters, and professional associations, and is responsible for the funds collected.

The office provides information and guidance to judges, attorneys, and the public about appellate practice and the appellate process.


ACT 328 (HB1353) “Court Technology Improvement Act of 2009"

• Allows the Clerk of the Supreme Court a fee of $150 for a certified question from a federal court;

• Allows the Clerk of the Supreme Court a fee of $25 for each petition for rehearing of a decision of the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court;

• Imposes a $15 "court technology fee" to be charged by the Clerk of the Supreme Court for all civil actions and misdemeanors filed in either the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals.

• Allows the Clerk of the Supreme Court a fee of $150 paid by appellant or petitioner in all civil actions and misdemeanors filed in either the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals.

• The $150 filing fee and the $15 “court technology fee” shall be remitted in one sum of $165.

• These fees effective July 31, 2009.

Document Name PDF WPD Link
Appellate Court Forms
Appellate Update
Arkansas Supreme Court announces increased license fee schedule for the Bar of Arkansas (per curiam, November 1, 2001)
Model Appellant's Brief - (Posted January 2015) Call Number KFA3691 .F6 2015 NOTE: The Model Appellant's Brief's Addendum is in PDF form only.
Per Curiam (6/18/2015), "In re Amendments to Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, Rule VII"
Rules of Appellate Procedure - Civil
Rules of Appellate Procedure - Criminal
Rules of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the State of Arkansas