Appellate Court case or docket numbers are constructed using only three main components:
One or Two-character prefix indicating the type of case
Two-digit year the case was filed (99, 00, 01, 02, etc.)
Sequential number of the case (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.)
Available code prefix used in the County Code selection boxes:
AR - State of Arkansas
Case Type Prefixes
CR (Criminal case)
CV (Civil case)
E (Department of Workforce Services case)
D (Disciplinary Action case)
TN (Tendered case)
The following examples show how a case is retrieved based on the case type, filing year, and sequence number in the case ID. Unlike other courts, appellate cases are numbered consecutively without regard to which court hears the case. Additionally, criminal, civil and disciplinary appellate cases are numbered consecutively without regard to case type prefix.
Criminal Docket Cases
CR-09-101 will retrieve the 101st case filed in either Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in 2009. It just happens to be a Criminal case.
Civil Docket Cases
CV-09-100 will retrieve the 100th case filed in either Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in 2009. It just happens to be a Civil case.
Discipline Docket Cases
D-13-150 will retrieve the 150th case filed in Supreme Court in 2013. It just happens to be a Discipline case.
Workforce Services and tendered cases are numbered sequentially within their case type prefix, like other courts.
Workforce Services Cases
E-09-100 will retrieve the 100th Workforce Services case filed in Court of Appeals in 2009.
TN-98-10 will retrieve the 10th tendered case filed in either Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in 1998.