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News & Announcements: 2022


Registration for the 2022 District Court Conference, "Racial and Social Justice in the Federal Courts" featuring keynote speaker, Fred Gray is now open! 7.0 CLE credits, including 1 ethics offered. Seating is limited. Take advantage of a reduced rate during our early registration period that will remain open through October 3, 2022. Normal rates will apply thereafter. More information, including a full agenda, can be found on the registration page which can be found below.



It is with great honor and appreciation that the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island announces the creation of the Olin W. Thompson, III  Justice Award.  More information can be found here


The Honorable Patricia A. Sullivan is seeking a term law clerk.  Please see the below vacancy announcement for information on how to apply. 
Opening Date: September 12, 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled, with preference given to applications submitted by October 7, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position is available in October 2022.

Vacancy Annoucement



The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in conjunction 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.


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...