Due to the rapid increase of infection in the coummity the Court will close it's Clerk's Office once again effective December 20, 2021. Detailed information can be found here.
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News & Announcements: 2021
Due to the rapid increase of infection in the community, the Clerk's Office will once again close to the public. Detailed information on how to contact the Court can be found here.
In accordance with LR Gen 203(c), members of the bar of this Court shall renew their bar registration between January 3, 2022, and March 31, 2022. The fee for 2022 has been waived by the Court. For additional information regarding the upcoming bar membership renewal period, please review the Court's Notice.
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island is seeking applications from qualified criminal defense attorneys for membership on the District’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. For additional information regarding the application process, click here.
Please see link below for details regarding a U.S. Magiatrate Judge vacancy for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, New Haven Division.
Beginning on October 13, 2021, and continuing for the duration of the trial in the case of United States of America v. Kayode, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island will provide public access to the trial by Zoom video hearing. For details, see the Court's notice.
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Files ("CM/ECF") system over the weekend to the Next Generation of CM/ECF. Public Filers should ensure their account is ready for this upgrade. Detailed information can be found HERE. The ECF system will be unavailable from noon Friday, August 20, 2021 until 8:00 A.M. on Monday, August 23, 2021. Filers needing to...
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island (Court) is seeking quotes for a one-year leased parking agreement. Please quote the monthly charge per parking space.
COVERAGE PERIOD: September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022
Beginning August 2, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island is pleased to announce several staffing changes which include the hiring of three new employees that will help support and promote the Court’s mission and the updating of case management support for the Court’s District Judges. For more information please see the following notice.
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. More information can be found here.
The Court has issued a new General Order Regarding Courthouse Access and the Continuity of Operations. All visitors must adhere to one personal mitigation measure to enter the Courthouse. The court will continue to observe several mitigation measures. Finally there may be situations in which multple personal mitigation measures will be required as outlined in the order. More information can be found here....
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given notice that it is commencing forfeiture proceedings against the F/V Reel Screamer. Please click here for addditional details.
The current term of office of David Beneman, Federal Public Defender for the District of Maine, is due to expire on December 29, 2021. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is considering the reappointment of David Beneman to a new four-year term of office subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment. Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments by Monday, August 16, 2021. More information is available by ...
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island is seeking applications for a Case Administrator in the Clerk's Office. If you are interested in joining the Court, please click here for additional details about the position. The position is open until July 2, 2021 (or until filled.)
Beginning on June 7, 2021, and continuing for the duration of the trial in the case of United States v. Huling, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island will provide public access to the trial. Please see the Court's notice...
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island will be reopening the Clerk's Office to the public beginning on June 1, 2021, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For additional information regarding the reopening and entering the Courthouse please click on the hyperlinks below.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications to serve on the court's Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel including: (1) applications from attorneys not currently on the panel; and (2) reapplications from panel members whose terms expire on September 30, 2021. More information is available here.
The United States District Court for the District of Rhode island is upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (“NextGen”) of CM/ECF on August 23, 2021. CM/ECF (for the “Case Management/Electronic Case Filing” system) is the federal judiciary’s comprehensive online case management system for all appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. NextGen is the culmination of a multi-year project headed by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide for the...
The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island will conduct all trials and all phases of trial from empanelment to deliberation in civil actions via the zoomgov.com platform until further notice. If you have a case or controversy that is ready for trial and would like to pursue a zoom jury trial during this pandemic, please contact the Court to schedule a conference to discuss. Click...
The First Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico in Ponce. More information is available here.
Members of the federal bar,
Please join us for our third virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3:30pm-4:30pm. The Judges will discuss the way forward with continued virtual operations, any changes or developments as well as take questions from the bar. To submit your questions ahead of time, please email Frank_Perry@rid.uscourts.gov with the subject ‘Question for Town Hall.' The zoom...
The Court has issued a series of General Orders related to the Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic and other matters that can be found below.