Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Age Limits for State Judges

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Contributed by Mason Boling On June 23, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the state’s judicial-retirement statutes. Though ultimately a 5-2 decision, Landers v. Stone nevertheless comes…

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I got a DWI. What is next?

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Contributed by John Baureis If you received a DWI in Benton or Washington County, Arkansas or any part of  Northwest Arkansas or the River Valley you need to understand your…

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The Importance of Lawyers for New Businesses

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Starting a new business can be an intense time: exciting and rewarding but also a bit intimidating. To help navigate what can look like a legal minefield, business owners should…

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Federal Court Rules Internet is a Utility

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High-speed internet is a utility according to one federal appeals court. The 2-to-1 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the government’s…

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New Guides for Domestic Violence in Arkansas

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Recently, the Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section published two guides on domestic violence, one for survivors and another for attorneys, judges, and clerks. Both “Domestic Violence: A Practical Guide…

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Costs of Long-Term Care

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Relevance of Long-Term Care Long-term care typically refers to services provided to the elderly to assist with everyday life. About half of long-term care patients require assistance for more than…

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Right to a Speedy Trial Ends at Guilty Verdict

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The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment guarantee of speedy trial does not protect people convicted of crimes from lengthy sentencing delays. Brandon Betterman argued…

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Millions More Salaried Workers to Get Overtime Pay

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A major change in federal labor law means millions of additional Americans will qualify for overtime pay. Under the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the threshold at which…

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Recent Updates to Arkansas Law on Grandparent Visitation

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Like most issues involving child custody, grandparent visitation can become an area of serious dispute. In Arkansas, such visitation rights are statutorily created via Arkansas Code § 9-13-103. In 2016,…

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