Clerk of the Courts

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 attorneys, parties, trial court judges, public, and the press.

The Clerk is the financial officer of the courts and the office provides payroll and other financial 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 collects annual license fees 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.

Click here to view Filing Fee Information

Click here to view information about the pilot project for electronic records on appeal and elimination of the abstracting and addendum requirements.

Clerk of the Court Forms

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2024 Rule VII per curiam opinion
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 for Conventional-Paper Records on Appeal- (Posted January 2015) Call Number KFA4156 .A65 2015
Per Curiam (6/18/2015), "In re Amendments to Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, Rule VII"
Request for Attorney Change of Address of Record
Request for Attorney Name Change
Request for Attorney Printed License Reprint
Request for Bar Card
Request for Certificate of Good Standing
Rule XIV Pro Hac Vice Appearance Information and Payment Form
Rules of Appellate Procedure - Civil
Rules of Appellate Procedure - Criminal
Rules of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the State of Arkansas