Arkansas Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Arkansas.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Arkansas - Statewide Courts Self Help
Small Claims Court Information
The Arkansas Judiciary offers information about the small claims court process and related issues.
The Arkansas Judiciary offers online access to court rules, including Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, District Court, Evidence, and various rules governing the conduct of lawyers and judges.
Find a Certified Mediator
Search for certified mediators online by name, city, and court division.
View legal information by topic including consumer, court procedure, education, employment, family law, health, housing, benefits, veterans, wills, and estates.
Arkansas Supreme Court Library
View information about the Arkansas Supreme Court Library, including an online catalog search and descriptions of available library materials and services.
Arkansas Code of Laws
Search the Arkansas Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Arkansas Judiciary offers information about Alternative Dispute Resolution, including a description of mediation programs, forms, and a list of certified mediators.
The Arkansas Judiciary offers information about court interpreters, including instructions on how to request an interpreter and a link to the state registry of interpreters.
Drug Court Information
The Arkansas Judiciary offers information about drug court programs, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders. Locations and contacts for Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts are included.
Child Support Services
The Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services related to child support, including how to get child support, how to pay child support, online child support payment information, and other online resources.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle offers information about traffic laws and motor vehicle laws, including recent changes to laws and links to online services.
Bar Association Pamphlets
The Arkansas Bar Association offers downloadable pamphlets on small claims court including forms, parenting, personal representatives, senior citizens rights, and consumer rights including a Spanish version.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Arkansas Legal Services offers online definitions of legal terms.
View Legal Videos
The Arkansas Legal Services Partnership offers videos on various legal topics.
View information on the expungement of Arkansas criminal records, including a fact sheet to help you determine whether you qualify for expungement and downloadable interactive forms.
Domestic Violence Resources
The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts Domestic Violence Program offers information about domestic violence, electronic safety, safety planning, and victims' rights; instructions for obtaining an order of protection; and a map of available resources with links including law enforcement, shelters, legal aid providers, and more.
Crime Victim Compensation
View information about the Arkansas Crime Victim Reparations Program, which provides compensation for victims of violent crimes including DWI, with links to a downloadable application form and program rules and regulations.
Consumer Protection Information
The Arkansas Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer problems, scams, and related issues regarding finances and debt, vehicle purchases, housing including landlord and tenants rights, telephone, health care, identity theft, internet safety, television service, and travel. A telephone hotline, information about recent scams, and link to an online complaint form are included.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Arkansas, including local housing counseling agencies, a veterans' program, and a link to legal aid providers.
Arkansas Multiple County Courts Self Help
16th Judicial Circuit Drug Court Information
The 16th Judicial Circuit provides information about the Drug Court program and a handbook for participants in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, and Stone Counties.
1st Judicial Circuit Drug Court Information
View information about the 1st Judicial Circuit's Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of incarceration for some offenders in Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis, and Woodruff Counties.
Jefferson and Lincoln County Juvenile Court
View information about 11th Judicial District West - 6th Division Court, a division of Circuit Court which hears all juvenile cases in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Information about the Division's Drug Court and Teen Court is included.
Benton County - Courts Self Help Resources
Benton County District Court - Siloam Springs Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Benton County District Court - Siloam Springs.
Carroll County - Courts Self Help Resources
Carroll County Child Support
View contact information for Carroll County child support enforcement, and links statewide child support information.
Crawford County - Courts Self Help Resources
Crawford County Juvenile Procedure
View information about juvenile case procedure in Crawford County, including a link to a downloadable intake form.
Faulkner County - Courts Self Help Resources
Faulkner County District Court - Conway Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Faulkner County District Court - Conway, including ticket payments and small claims.
Garland County - Courts Self Help Resources
Garland County Court Programs
View information about the Garland County Drug Court Program and Domestic Violence Court.
Garland County District Court Civil/Small Claims Information
View information about civil and small claims matters in Garland County District Court, including forms for download.
Garland County District Court Community/Alternative Service Program
View Information about the Garland County District Court Community/Alternative Service Program.
Lonoke County - Courts Self Help Resources
Lonoke County Circuit Court Information
View information about the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court in Lonoke County, including types of cases heard by each division, Juvenile Court in the 1st Division, Treatment Courts in the 3rd Division, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Lonoke County Commitment Information
The Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about involuntary commitments for mental health and substance abuse issues.
Lonoke County Domestic Violence Information
Lonoke County Safe Haven offers information about services and resources for victims of domestic violence, including emergency shelter, safety plan, and instructions for obtaining an order of protection.
Pulaski County - Courts Self Help Resources
Pulaski County Child Support and Alimony Information
View information about child support and alimony payments in Pulaski County, with links to support charts and forms.
Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 1 Criminal Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about criminal proceedings, including appearances, fines, appeals, and sealing of criminal records in Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 1.
Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 2 Driving Record Programs
View information about eligibility for driving programs that prevent offenses from being reported on state driving records.
Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 3 Small Claims Notice to Defendant
View information on defending a small claims lawsuit in Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 3.
Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 3 Small Claims Notice to Plaintiff
View information on fees and procedures for filing and conducting a small claims lawsuit in Pulaski County District Court Little Rock 3.
Pulaski County Juvenile Division
View information about the Juvenile Division of Pulaski County Circuit Court.
Saline County - Courts Self Help Resources
Saline County Child Support Collection
View information about child support collection in Saline County Circuit Court, with links to additional information about child support, custody, and visitation.
Saline County Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about courts in Saline County, including the difference between Circuit and District Court, fine payments, court records, jury duty, foreclosure sales, forms, and child support payments.
Saline County District Court - Bryant Payment Information
View instructions for paying tickets, citations, fines, and bond payments in Saline County District Court - Bryant, including time payments.
Sebastian County - Courts Self Help Resources
Sebastian Count Hot Check Information
The Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information for victims of hot checks, a hot check affidavit form, and payment instructions for hot check writers.
Sebastian County Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about court procedure in Sebastian County, including Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defender, trial procedure, warrants, sealing of records, criminal background search, fine payments, and Drug Court.
Sebastian County District Court - Fort Smith Civil and Small Claims Forms
View information about Sebastian County District Court - Fort Smith civil and small claims cases, including filing a complaint, trial procedure, judgments, and collection. Links to downloadable forms are included.
Sebastian County District Court - Fort Smith Criminal and Traffic Information
View information about Sebastian County District Court - Fort Smith criminal and traffic cases, including court appearances, types of citations, traffic school, court-appointed counsel, continuances, sealing and expungement, payment plans, and warrants. Links to downloadable forms are included.
Sebastian County Drug Court
View information about Sebastian County Drug Court, including a downloadable Client Handbook and links to additional information.
Sebastian County Juvenile Court Information
View Sebastian County juvenile case contacts, schedules, and information about record access.
Sebastian County Record Sealing Instructions
View the procedure for requesting that your felony record be sealed in Sebastian County, with detailed instructions and link to the application form.
Washington County - Courts Self Help Resources
Washington County District Court - Fayetteville Small Claims Information
View information about Washington County District Court - Fayetteville small claims cases, including filing instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.
Washington County District Court - Fayetteville Traffic Information
View information about Washington County District Court - Fayetteville traffic cases, including fine payment, pleas, proof of correction, and court appearances.
Washington County Drug Courts
View information about Washington County Drug Treatment Court and Drug/Workforce Diversion Court, which can set up treatment and work programs in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
Washington County Juvenile Court
View information about the Washington County Juvenile Court, including diversion programs and teen court, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources.
Washington County Legal Research
The Washington County Law Library offers online access to legal research resources.
White County - Courts Self Help Resources
White County District Court - Searcy Small Claims Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about small claims cases in White County District Court - Searcy.