Honorable Judge Randy Hill
Judge Randy Hill has served as District Judge since 1999. He graduated from Malvern High School in 1977. He attended college at Ouachita Baptist University and graduated in 1981. He then went on to attend law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law and graduated in 1984.
The Court’s goal is to provide superior customer service and to create a user-friendly atmosphere. In return, the Court expects all visitors to respect the Court and its staff. Here are several things you need to know before entering the courtroom.
It is important to understand the appropriate dress code for Court. This is a professional setting and you are encouraged to dress accordingly. Shirts and shoes are required. Hats must be removed before entering the courtroom.
- No photography, audio or video recording is allowed without prior authorization of the Court.
- There is no smoking, food or drinks allowed in the courtroom.
- Weapons are strictly prohibited from the building.
- There are no child care facilities provided by the Court. Children who becomedisruptive will be required to remain outside the courtroom under adult supervision.
- A court session begins when the bailiff states, “All rise.” Everyone in the courtroom should rise. The Judge will take his place on the bench. Please be patient and wait until your name is called. Once you have been called, you may proceed to the podium before Judge Hill.
- Be on time and stay in the courtroom until your name is called.
- Disruptive behavior such as talking, laughing, shouting or creating other loud disturbances will not be tolerated. The security staff may remove offenders from the building and the Judge may hold you in contempt of court.
- Stand with proper posture when you speak and when the Judge speaks to you. Address the Judge as “Your Honor.”
- Do not use slang unless it is a direct quote from the evidence stated as testimony.
- Bring pertinent paperwork relevant to your charge(s). Always pass all documents to the court bailiff. Never directly approach the Judge’s bench.
- If you do not understand a part of the procedure, please ask for an explanation
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