The Circuit Clerk supports the six Circuit Judges for the operation of the circuit courts in Fort Smith and Greenwood, and serves the citizens of Sebastian County by providing accurate records to the public of court proceedings. In general, the Circuit Clerk maintains records of, and is the focal point for the orderly flow of paperwork through the various divisions of circuit court. Primary duties revolve around filing, docketing, attending court, issuing of notices, records management, and the reporting of various statistical information to the Administrative Office of the Courts. It is the responsibility of the Circuit Clerk to prepare a list of prospective jurors, docket cases of the respective courts, issue summonses, subpoenas, writs and warrants related to each case, attend court and swear witnesses. Further, the Circuit Clerks Office prepares transcripts of proceedings on appeal. Fiscal responsibilities include collection and recordation of various fees in performance of duties as an agent or trustee to the county treasurer and as the administrator and custodian of the trust accounts pursuant to Court Orders.
Cindy Gilmer, Circuit Clerk