IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CIVIL PRACTICE - RECOMMENDATIONS ARK. R. CIV. P. 72; ARK. R. APP. P. -5; ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT RULE 2-3; AND PROBATE FORMS
court published for comment the Arkansas Supreme Court
Committee on Civil Practice's proposals and
recommendations for changes in the following rules: Rule of
Civil Procedure 72, Rule of Appellate Procedure -Civil 5,
Arkansas Supreme Court Rule 2-3, and Probate Forms (1, 2, 3,
4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26,
27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33). See In re Arkansas Supreme Court
Committee on Civil Practice - Recommendations, Ark.
R. Civ. P. 72, 2018 Ark. 237 (per curiam).
court adopts the amendments, effective January 1, 2019, and
republishes the rules as set out below.
Rules of Civil Procedure
72. Suits in forma pauperis.
Every indigent person who shall have a cause of action may
petition the court in which the action is pending, or in
which it is intended to be brought, for leave to prosecute
the suit in forma pauperis.
. . . .
Notes (2019): Subdivision (a) was amended to delete
"against another" in the first sentence, which had
been a source of confusion to some as to its effect on the
scope of the rule.
Rules of Appellate Procedure - Civil
5. Record - Time for filing.
(a) When filed. The record on appeal shall be filed
with the clerk of the Arkansas Supreme Court and docketed
therein within 90 days from the filing of the first notice of
appeal, unless the time is extended by order of the circuit
court as hereinafter provided. When, however, an appeal is
taken from an interlocutory order under Rule 2(a)(6) or (7),
the record must be filed with the clerk of the Supreme Court
within 30 days from the filing of the first notice of appeal.
(b) Extension of time.
(1) If any party has designated stenographically reported
material for inclusion in the record on appeal, the circuit
court, by order entered before expiration of the period
prescribed by subdivision (a) of this rule or a prior
extension order, may extend the time for filing the record
only if it makes the following findings:
(A) The appellant has filed a motion explaining the reasons
for the requested extension and served the motion on ...