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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 04/03/2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and need for social distancing, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas hereby SUSPENDS the requirement that attorneys obtain original signatures from debtors before...

Mon, 03/30/2020

On March 16, 2020, the Office of the United States Trustee issued a Notice that all in-person section 341 meetings were continued to a later date after April 30, 2020.  The United States Trustee has made arrangements for section 341 meetings to...

Mon, 03/16/2020

In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all 341a meetings that are currently scheduled through April 2020 for all locations in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas will be continued to a date after April 30, 2020.  Notice of the...

Mon, 03/16/2020

In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas will and does hereby suspend all IN COURT hearings until further notice.  Please follow the link to ...

Thu, 03/12/2020

The 341a meetings scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020 (Northern Division - Jonesboro) have been canceled. 

Thu, 03/12/2020

The Bankruptcy Court is closely monitoring and following recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials, and preparedness guidelines from the Administrative Office of the U.S....

Wed, 02/19/2020

Please be advised that, effective February 19, 2020, General Order No. 40, Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules Implementing The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, adopts certain interim changes to the Federal...

Wed, 11/27/2019

There are several upcoming changes regarding the rules and forms which will impact bankruptcy practice.  The amended rules and forms are effective December 1, 2019.  The amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure include Rules 4001(c...

Wed, 11/27/2019

On November 26, 2019, the President signed the “Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019.”  The Act provides that it is effective on the date of enactment. 

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Wed, 10/30/2019

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) was enacted into law. The SBRA creates a new subchapter V of chapter 11 for the reorganization of small business debtors. It creates an alternative procedure...

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