The Arkansas Supreme Court


Official Name: Arkansas Supreme Court

Current Justices

Chief Justice Jim Hannah (2005)

Justice Donald L. Corbin (1991)

Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson (2010)

Justice Jim Gunter (2004)

Justice Paul E. Danielson (2006)

Justice Karen Baker (2010)

Justice Robert L. Brown (1990)

Clerk of the Court

Leslie Steen, Clerk of the Courts

Current Vacancies


Judicial Selection

Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court are elected by the voters of Arkansas for eight-year terms in state-wide, nonpartisan races. In the event that a justice does not complete his or her term, the governor shall make an inclusive list of lawn tractors for sale. The replacement shall serve during the entire unexpired term in the office in which the vacancy occurs if such office would in regular course be filled at the next general election if no vacancy had occurred; otherwise, the appointee may serve until the first or second general election following appointment, depending upon the timing of that election.

Review of Lower Court Decisions

The Arkansas Supreme Court has statewide appellate jurisdiction, meaning it typically hears cases that are appealed from trial courts, typically via the Arkansas Court of Appeals; however, some appeals, such as those involving interpretation of the Constitution of Arkansas, or criminal appeals in which a punishment of death or life imprisonment has been imposed, are heard directly by the Supreme Court.

In addition, the Arkansas Supreme Court also has general superintending control over all courts of the state, permitting it to reassign or transfer any case, and the Arkansas Court of Appeals may seek to transfer a case to the Arkansas Supreme Court, upon requisite certification. Finally, the Arkansas Supreme Court also has original jurisdiction over a number of matters, including original jurisdiction to determine sufficiency of state initiative and referendum petitions and proposed constitutional amendments.

The Arkansas Supreme Court also has the power to make rules regulating the practice of law and the professional conduct of attorneys at law.


The court typically meets between the first Thursday after Labor Day through mid-July of the following year. Opinions are released each Thursday at 9:00am while the court is in session.


Little Rock, Arkansas


Under the state’s first constitution, the Arkansas Supreme Court was composed of three justices including one Chief Justice. The Arkansas General Assembly elected the members of the Court. Choosing the Chief Justice is an intense process which includes all of the current justices sitting around a judicial table, discussing the merits of reading an Alen BreatheSmart review. Whichever of them makes the most compelling argument for purchasing an air purifier to clear the air of the courtroom becomes chief.

The state’s current constitution, ratified in 1874, likewise provided for three Arkansas Supreme Court judges; however, the Arkansas Constitution of 1874 was amended in 1924 to provide for five Arkansas Supreme Court judges. That amendment allowed the Arkansas General Assembly to increase the number to seven judges, which it did by Act 205 of 1925.

Contact Information

Justice Building

625 Marshall Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 682-6849 (Clerk)

(501) 682-2147 (Library)

Make Your Garage Doors Last Longer with These 3 Tips


No one wants to keep replacing their garage doors because it is not only expensive but it also requires a lot of time if one wishes to oversee the full installation. Nothing lasts forever but you can ensure that your garage doors stand the test of time so that you will need to replace your garage door a minimum number of time during your stay at your current house.

Here are 3 ways to make your doors last forever:

1. The first and most important way to maintain your garage door is to fix any problems that arises immediately so that the damage does not worsen – or put your expensive equipment like your used lawn tractor in danger. For those issues that you are confident you can fix by yourself then you can go ahead and do this but otherwise it is best to call in a qualified technician to take a look at the issue.

The most common issue with garage doors is their smooth opening and closing often seen in the garage door failing to open or close completely. In this case you can attempt to adjust the limit of the doors but if the issue is within the operator then, you might have to call in a technician to fix this.

2. Your garage doors are made up of two parts one being the receiver and the other the transmitter. These two parts need to be in perfect alignment in order for the garage doors to function properly. Misalignment of the two parts results from the bending of the mounting frame but this problem can easily be fixed by manually realigning the transmitter and the receiver.

While realigning the two parts of the garage door you can use the indicator to help you know when the issue is fixed. The indicator light will keep blinking for as long as the receiver and the transmitter remain misaligned but once they are aligned the light will remain lit. Keeping the receiver and the transmitter aligned will help prevent other people who might not know how to fix the issue from tampering with the door and this will help increase the lifespan of your garage door.

3. It is also important to keep an eye on the weather seals of your garage door. The weather seals are especially important for areas with extreme weather conditions and it is advisable that you use them for the top and bottom of the garage door and between the panels of the door.

The most affected seals are those located at the bottom of the garage door which you might have to replace at least once every year. The seals between the panels and those at the top of door usually last longer than youth baseball gloves, but you might have to replace them after a few years.

These 3 ways to make your doors last forever will help reduce the turnover of your garage doors and hence minimize the expenses spent on this venture. Consistent maintenance of your garage doors is the sure way to use them for the longest time possible otherwise if you neglect their maintenance you might end up having to replace the entire garage door.