On November 19, 1988, the Arkansas District Court Clerks Association elected to begin a certification program, with assistance from the Arkansas District Judges Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts. This program is designed to increase the knowledge of all district court clerks by providing basic information about duties and procedural issues that commonly confront district court personnel. The Association promotes public trust in district courts, leadership through professional development and customer-oriented justice.
A minimum of three (3) educational seminars in addition to the annual conference will be provided each year. A seminar is held in February for members in the 2nd & 4th congressional districts with the same seminar repeating in November for the 1st and 3rd congressional districts. A seminar is held in August for Chief Clerks only. Deputy Clerks are not eligible to attend the Chief Clerks meetings. The annual convention is held in April with the district clerks and district judges combined.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION
TO MAINTAIN YOUR CERTIFICATION,
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM
OF EIGHTEEN (18) HOURS OF EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
EVERY THREE (3) YEARS AFTER ORIGINAL CERTIFICATION.