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News & Announcements: 2021


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. 

Notice Regarding the Reopening of the Clerk's Office



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 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



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.  

Seventh General Order...


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 with the subject ‘Question for Town Hall.'  The zoom...