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Reports to the Arkansas Bar by the Faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

Articles written by

Luke K. Burton

Luke K. Burton is the career law clerk for the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He was formerly an associate at Kutak Rock LLP where he practiced appellate advocacy. He would like to thank Samantha Leflar of Kutak Rock LLP for her assistance in the preparation of this essay. Nothing in this essay should be construed as representing the views of the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

It’s All Or Nothing: Preserving Errors For Arkansas Appeals

Litigators desiring an appeal must first receive a trial-court ruling. The specificity of trial-court rulings has recently caused problems for some in Arkansas’s appellate courts, and litigators would be wise to understand the current state of the law on this topic.

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