Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas

Region 7

Liaison: Judge Chaney W. Taylor, Jr.

Judge Chaney W. Taylor, Jr. has served on the Independence County (Arkansas) District Court bench since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy (B.S. degree), and of the University of Arkansas College of Law (J.D.). Prior to assuming the bench he had a law practice in Batesville, AR.

In 2009 Judge Taylor started the first DWI Court program in the state of Arkansas. His team has been active in outreach to the community and he has been a frequent speaker at judicial conferences, including New District Judge Orientation, and programs to educate the public about the DWI Court program.

He is a member of the Arkansas District Judges Council Board of Directors and Chair of that group’s DWI Courts Committee. In 2014 he was chosen Secretary-Treasurer of the group. He also serves on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee for Security and Emergency Preparedness.