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News & Announcements: 2024


In recognition of the important role the Judiciary plays in assisting victims of domestic violence and in compliance with the POWER Act, we are pleased to cosponsor a virtual POWER Act event which will take place on Friday, July 19, 2024, at 1 PM (EST). Please see the attached flyer. 



The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island is accepting applications for a Financial Specialist II position located in Providence, RI. Posting is open until filled.

24-02 Financial Specialist II VA 6-24-24


The Local Rules and Court Practice Committee of the Court Advisory Council is requesting suggested changes to the Court's Local Rules until July 12, 2024.  For additional information, click here.


Veterans Legal Services, in collaboration with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, will host a panel discussion and training for Federal Bar Association members. The program will highlight veterans’ legal issues, considerations, and resources. This event will provide an orientation on military culture for legal practitioners, identify the most common legal issues veterans face and related...


Registration for the next Litigation Academy program focusing on Advanced Deposition Skills Rule 30(b)(6) is now open! The program will take place in the U.S. Courthouse in Providence, RI from May 6th - May 8th. Since this is an advanced program, applicants should have either completed the Litigation Academy's basic deposition skills program or have experience taking depositions in their practices. More information...


The Court has amended LR Gen 203(c), directing members of the bar to renew their bar registration between June 1, 2024, and August 2024, and complete an attorney demographic survey. There is also a fee set for this renewal period of $30.00.  Bar membership renewal will be completed using the Court's Case Management/Electronic Case...


The Court has approved amendments to the Local Rules, which will become effective on April 1, 2024.  For more information regarding the rule amendments, click here.


In recognition of African American History Month, Judge Raymond Lohier Shares His Immigration Story and the Diverse Perspective it Brings.  For more information please see below. 



Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a)(1), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a)(1),the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island hereby gives notice that proposed amendments to the Court’s Local Rules are being considered for adoption.  Proposed Amendments can be found here.  Any comments must be submitted, in writing, no later than March 1, 2024, via e-mail to...