The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts employees more than 120 people and with the inclusion of trial court assistants and official court reporters in 2015, that number has grown to more than 300. AOC employees now operate from more than three different locations and many work remotely from all corners of the state.
The AOC is made up of four different divisions: Finance and Administration, Legal Services, Court Information Systems (CIS) and Court Services. Each division contains groups that provide services and support to the Arkansas Judiciary.
Finance and administration consists of human resources, the budget and finance office, research and statistics, and court security and emergency preparedness.
Legal services consists of staff attorneys, drug court coordinator, the alternative dispute resolution commission, and court interpretation.
The Court Information Systems (CIS) division is comprised of project management, IT security, quality assurance, database administration, court management tech and development, and the systems group, which includes PC support.
Court services consists of the CASA program, parent counsel, Court Improvement Program (CIP), domestic violence, attorney ad litem program, and judicial education.
For more on these divisions and their programs, please visit www.courts.arkansas.gov.