Arkansas state COVID-19 update provided by L. Keller Mackie
Currently all state court jury trials are suspended. Per the April 8th Per Curium Order from the Arkansas Supreme Court In Re Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Resumption of Jury Trials, jury trials are set to resume on May 1st. Masks and social distancing will continue to be required at the courthouse.
On April 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Arkansas suspended the deadlines for service of process. Per the March 18th Per Curium Order from the Arkansas Supreme Court In Re Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Resumption of Deadlines for Service of Process, the deadlines for service of process under Rule(i) and Rule 3 have resumed. Additionally, as a transitional measure, service of process for pending cases shall be made on a defendant by May 31, 2021, within the time remaining under Rule(i) (in circuit courts) or Rule 3 (in district courts), or within the time remaining under any order extending time for service, whichever is later.
Beginning June 1, 2021, the bankruptcy court will resume in person hearings and trials in all divisions. The court has developed guidelines for in person hearings and trials for the Central and Fayetteville (including Harrison cases) divisions. The same guidelines, in addition to any guidelines required by local practices, will be enforced in the Delta, El Dorado, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Northern, and Texarkana divisions. The guidelines may be revised from time to time.
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