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There are 23 numbered judicial circuits; however, five circuits are split, resulting in 28 judicial circuits. Each has five divisions: criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations, and juvenile. Each circuit covers at least one of Arkansas's 75 counties.[1]

All judges in Arkansas are elected in non-partisan elections. Circuit judges serve six-year terms and must be attorneys licensed to practice law in Arkansas for six years before they assume office.[2]

List of circuitsEdit

Judicial Circuit County(ies)
1st Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis, Woodruff
2nd Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Mississippi, Poinsett
3rd Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp
4th Madison, Washington
5th Franklin, Johnson, Pope
6th Perry, Pulaski
7th Grant, Hot Spring
8th–North Hempstead, Nevada
8th–South Lafayette, Miller
9th–East Clark
9th–West Howard, Little River, Pike, Sevier
10th Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew
11th–East Arkansas
11th–West Jefferson, Lincoln
12th Sebastian
13th Calhoun, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita, Union
14th Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton
15th Conway, Logan, Scott, Yell
16th Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Stone
17th Prairie, White
18th–East Garland
18th–West Montgomery, Polk
19th–East Carroll
19th–West Benton
20th Faulkner, Searcy, Van Buren
21st Crawford
22nd Saline
23rd Lonoke

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Judicial Directory" (PDF). State of Arkansas. July 23, 2015. p. 10-21. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Circuit Courts". Arkansas Judiciary. Retrieved July 26, 2015.

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