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Public Access to Telephonic and Video Hearings

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the public will be able to listen to telephonic and video Court hearings by dialing into the phone numbers below.  Scheduled hearings can be found by visiting the court calendar.

Judge Phone Number Access Code
Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. 866-390-1828 3402145
District Judge William E. Smith 888-808-6929 1627426
District Judge Mary S. McElroy 877-336-1831 3316841
Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond 866-590-5055 7336330
Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan 877-336-1839 7779192

Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings.  LR Gen 112 & Fed. R.Crim. P. 53.   Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.

Notice of Hearing:  USA v. State of Rhode Island, et al (13-cv-442/14-cv-175)