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PUBLISHED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
VOLUME 15, NO. 1
This issue is the first issue of Appellate Update for this term of court.
On September 27th, the Supreme Court issued the following noteworthy per curiam
All administrative plans submitted by the various circuits were approved.
Administrative Order Number 18 was amended to add a new section 6 to address
the jurisdiction for the new pilot state district court judgeships. Circuits with these
new courts should carefully review this amendment and consider whether they
want to amend their administrative plans.
Administrative Order Number 3 was amended to clarify when a matter is deemed
Bob Cole Bonds, Inc., v. State [bonds] Pursuant to Rule 9.2 of the Arkansas Rules of Criminal
Procedure, an appearance bond guarantees all subsequent appearances of the defendant on the
same charge or on other charges arising out of the same conduct before any court, including
appearances relating to appeals and upon remand. Thus, the trial court erred when if found that a
written confirmation was needed from the bonding company for a defendant’s bond to continue
while he was pursuing an appeal following the entry of a conditional guilty plea. (Sutterfield,
D.; CACR 06-1371; 08-29-07; Bird).
Hickman v. State [jury instructions; disputed-accomplice liability status] Because there was
evidence whereby a jury could have concluded that a witness was a joint participat