ARKANSAS COURT STRUCTURE
ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
*One Chief Justice, 6 Associate Justices Each elected statewide for an eight year term of office. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS
*One Chief Judge, Eleven Judges Each elected circuit wide for an eight year term of office.
CIRCUITCOURTS *120 Circuit Judges, each elected circuit wide in one of 28 circuits for a six year term of office. *Criminal and civil jurisdiction. *Jury trials. *Equity. *Juv. Div./neglect, delinquency, Families in need of services (FINS) *Domestic Relations. *Guardianships. *Adoptions. *Civil commitments *Estates.
STATE PILOT DISTRICT COURTS
CITY COURTS *70 Judges * 91 Locations *Minor criminal
* 21 Courts * 64 Locations *25 Judges elected to a four year term. *Minor civil & criminal *Small claims
Supreme Court Admin. Order 18 * $25,000 Civil Jurisdiction * Circuit Court Referral
*77 Courts *103 Locations *90 Judges elected to a four year term. *Minor civil & criminal *Small claims
Pilot Courts, District Courts and City Court Numbers Effective 07/01/09