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In re Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice

Supreme Court of Arkansas

October 18, 2018

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

          PER CURIAM

         The 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).

         The court adopts the amendments, effective January 1, 2019, and republishes the rules as set out below.

         Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure

         Rule 72. Suits in forma pauperis.

         (a) 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.

         . . . .

         Reporter's 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.

         Arkansas Rules of Appellate Procedure - Civil

         Rule 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 ...

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