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In re Recommendations of Committee on Civil Practice

Supreme Court of Arkansas

June 21, 2018

IN RE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL PRACTICE; ARK. RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 7, 10 & 11; AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2

          PER CURIAM

         The court published for comment recommendations of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice to amend Ark. R. Civ. P. 7, 10 and 11 and Administrative Order No. 2. The proposals relate to addresses, other contact information, and space for the clerk's file mark in pleadings and other court papers. They were published for comment. In re Recommendation of the Committee on Civil Practice. 2016 Ark. 29 (per curiam).

         We adopt the amendments and republish the rules as set out below. These amendments shall be effective September 1, 2018.

         A. Addresses and Contact Information on Pleadings

         1. Ark. R. Civ. P. 7. Pleadings and motions.

          . . . .

         (b) Motions and Other Papers

         . . . . .

         (3) The rules applicable to captions, signings, and other matters of form of pleadings by Rules 10(a) and 11(a) apply to all motions and other papers provided for by these rules. . . . .

         Reporter's Notes (2018 Amendment).

         Rule 7(b)(3) has been amended to make clear that the requirements of Rules 10(a) and 11(a) in regard to captions, signings, and other matters of the form of pleadings also apply to motions and other papers allowed under the rules.

         2. Ark. R. Civ. P. 10. Form of pleadings.

         (a) Caption; Names of Parties; Contact Information.

         Every pleading shall contain a caption setting forth the name of the court, the title of the action, the case number and a designation as in Rule 7(a). In the complaint, the title of the action shall include the names of all the parties, but in other pleadings, it is sufficient to state the name of the first party on each side with an appropriate indication of other parties. To the extent the following information is available, all pleadings shall contain the name, bar number, ...


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