“The Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals is implementing a new case
management system, and in connection with this system, the clerk studied the use of cover
sheets in initiating cases. Cover sheets have been in use in our circuit courts for a number of
years, but they are not required in our appellate courts. The clerk has determined that in
performing the various tasks required when a case is opened and for subsequent case
management, a cover sheet to accompany an initial filing would be beneficial.”
IN RE ADOPTION OF SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS RULE 3-7. COVER SHEET, 2013 Ark. 277.
Effective August 1, 2013, any record or initial pleading filed in the appellate court must also include a cover sheet. The Administrative Office of the Courts will be responsible for the contents and format of the cover sheet.