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Arkansas Supreme Court representative speaks at Rotary

POCAHONTASSarah Logan, Arkansas Courts and Community Initiative Director for the Arkansas Supreme Court, was guest speaker at the March 6 Pocahontas Rotary meeting where she spoke about the Arkansas Court system and judicial selection.

Logan, accompanied by the Hon. Michelle Huff, Circuit Judge, District 3, Division 2, said she travels all around the state each year to visit with each of the 75 counties to discuss how the Arkansas Court system works and to remind people of the importance for the court system to remain independent.

“We, as citizens of Arkansas, are kind of the guardians of that independence,” noted Logan. “So, basically, here in Arkansas, we have district courts, circuit courts and appellate courts. And they exist in that hierarchy, even though, no court is no more important than the other.”

Logan said district courts are located at a local level with one positioned in each county seat. She said they handle such cases as traffic incidents, misdemeanors, civil cases up to $25,000, and small claims up to about $5,000.

 

 

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