Understanding courts and how they work can be hard with or without an attorney. CourtHelp offers a resource to help you understand the Arkansas court system. We hope that this resource will help you find information about representing yourself in court, finding the court that you need, learning more about Arkansas courts, and understanding the rules that you have to follow in court.
The CourtHelp website was created to provide valuable information, court forms, and various resources for people who represent themselves in court. It should be noted, however, that self-representation should not be taken lightly, and that there are many instances in which hiring an attorney is a good idea. In fact, we suggest that even if you use the forms provided on this site, you still talk with an attorney prior to submitting them to a court.
START HERE -> Representing Yourself in Court (Pro Se) - Learn the basics of how a court case works, the rules you have to follow in court, definitions of common legal terms, and more. If you are sued or you've received a Complaint or Summons in the mail, visit our resources on Filing a Pro Se Answer.
About Arkansas Courts - There are several different types of courts in state Arkansas.Learn more about the courts in Arkansas and how they work.
Court Forms & Self-Help Resources - These interactive forms are available for free to low-income Arkansans representing themselves in a civil court matter - just select the form you would like from the list. You will also find information about court the forms and other self-help interactive resources.
Find Your Court - Learn where to go when you have a court date and where to file your court forms. Also learn about the specific cases that each type of court handles.
Frequently Asked Questions - Find answers to frequently asked questions about going to court, the court system, and how to better use these resources.
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