Arkansas Code Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts § 16-17-1102. Definitions

As used in this subchapter:

(1) “Department” means the physical location where sessions of court are held;

(2) “District” means the geographical area in which a state district court may exercise jurisdiction and from which a state district court judge is elected;

(3) “Division” means the designation of the judicial positions for case management or election purposes and does not refer to “subject matter divisions” under Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 80, § 7 ;

(4) “Local district court” includes a department of a district court;

(5)(A) “State district court” means a district court that is created by this subchapter and has:

(i) Criminal jurisdiction, as established by the General Assembly;  and

(ii) Civil jurisdiction, as established by the Supreme Court.

(B) “State district court” includes a department of a state district court;  and

(6) “State district court judge” means a full-time judge:

(A) Whose salary is paid by the state;

(B) Who is not engaged in the private practice of law;  and

(C) Who is available for work in circuit court under rules adopted by the Supreme Court.


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