Arkansas Circuit Courts


The Arkansas Circuit Courts are the state trial courts of general jurisdiction of the state of Arkansas.

Judiciary of Arkansas

Supreme Court
Court of Appeals
Circuit Court(Drug Court)
District Court
City Court

Composition


There are 23 numbered judicial circuits; however, five circuits are split, resulting in 28 judicial circuits. Each has five divisions: criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations, and juvenile. Each circuit covers at least one of Arkansas's 75 counties.[1]

All judges in Arkansas are elected in non-partisan elections. Circuit judges serve six-year terms and must be attorneys licensed to practice law in Arkansas for six years before they assume office.[2]

List of circuits


Judicial CircuitCounty(ies)
1stCross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis, Woodruff
2ndClay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Mississippi, Poinsett
3rdJackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp
4thMadison, Washington
5thFranklin, Johnson, Pope
6thPerry, Pulaski
7thGrant, Hot Spring
8th–NorthHempstead, Nevada
8th–SouthLafayette, Miller
9th–EastClark
9th–WestHoward, Little River, Pike, Sevier
10thAshley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew
11th–EastArkansas
11th–WestJefferson, Lincoln
12thSebastian
13thCalhoun, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita, Union
14thBaxter, Boone, Marion, Newton
15thConway, Logan, Scott, Yell
16thCleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Stone
17thPrairie, White
18th–EastGarland
18th–WestMontgomery, Polk
19th–EastCarroll
19th–WestBenton
20thFaulkner, Searcy, Van Buren
21stCrawford
22ndSaline
23rdLonoke

References


  1. "Judicial Directory" (PDF). State of Arkansas. July 23, 2015. pp. 10–21. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. "Circuit Courts". Arkansas Judiciary. Retrieved July 26, 2015.