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News & Announcements: 2022


The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in conjuction with the District Conference Planning Committee, is excited to announce that the 2022 District Conference, “Racial and Social Justice in the Federal Courts,” will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022.  More details to follow.


The Court has adopted a General Order that beginning on April 1, 2022, members of the bar who did not renew their bar registration between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022 may continue to register through May 31, 2022 pursuant to LR Gen 203(d). Members of the bar who register after March 31, 2022, and up to and including May 31, 2022, will be assessed a late fee of $40.00.  The General Order...


Pursuant to LR Gen 113(d), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a)(1), and 28 U.S.C. §2071(e), the Court hereby amends LR Gen 112(a) and adds a new rule, LR Cv 78. The Court will take steps to formally modify LR Gen 112 and LR Cv 78 during the next local rules review cycle.  The General Order can be found here.


The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the resumption of normal operations and the reopening of the Clerk’s office for in-person filings and inquiries beginning March 7, 2022. The Clerk’s office will be open normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  More information about our reopening including visitation protocols can be found here...


The 2022 Bar Registration Renewal Period is now open and will run until March 31, 2022.  Members of the bar of this Court seeking to maintain an active bar status should renew their bar registration electronically using the Court's Case Management/Electronic Case Files ("CM/ECF") system.  Instructions for completing the bar membership renewal process electronically...