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Apr
08
Emergency Court Measures Extended to May 17th

Published on April 08, 2020

According to a news advisory from the RI Judiciary, an executive order issued by Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell...more

Apr
08
Coronavirus Update: 2020 Annual Meeting Canceled, but Many Workshops Available as Standalone Live Webinars

Published on April 08, 2020

We are saddened to inform you that due to the COVID-19 crisis, coupled with the possibility of the RI Convention Center being needed as an additional Lifespan hospital should their permanent hospitals run out of room, we have no choice but to cancel the 2...more

Apr
07
Coronavirus Update: Providence Probate Court Operations Update; Reminder About CLE Programs and Committees

Published on April 07, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
06
Coronavirus Update: Remote Notarization Allowed in Rhode Island for Duration of COVID-19 State of Emergency; Narragansett Probate Court; Request for COVID-19 Related Articles

Published on April 06, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
06
Coronavirus Update: Two Additional Court Building Closures

Published on April 06, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
06
Casemaker Tip of the Week

Published on April 06, 2020

Noteworthy tools in Casemaker...more

Apr
06
April 2020 E-Newsletter

Published on April 06, 2020

Your monthly update is here!...more

Apr
06
Coronavirus Update: Supreme Court Orders Expedited Hearings to Reduce Inmate Count; Electronic Recording in Providence; South Kingstown Probate Court Memo

Published on April 06, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
02
Coronavirus Update: Federal Court Operations- Memo from Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr.; Providence Probate Court Update; North Kingstown Probate Court; Probate and Municipal Court Operations Chart

Published on April 02, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
02
Coronavirus Update: Employment Law CLE Program Offered to Members Free of Charge as a Courtesy; SBA Facebook Live for Small Business Financial Assistance Information

Published on April 02, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Apr
01
Earn CLE Credits without Leaving Your House!

Published on April 01, 2020

You can earn CLE credits without leaving your house! Don’t forget – any RI Bar program that is a live webcast counts for the equivalent of in-person CLE credit, so there is no limit on live webcast credit accrual....more

Mar
31
Two County Courthouses to Close Temporarily

Published on March 31, 2020

Tomorrow, April 1, the state courts will shut down two county courthouses in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis....more

Mar
31
Rhode Island Division of Taxation -- Hearings

Published on March 31, 2020

In light of the ongoing state of emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic, many Rhode Island Division of Taxation hearings and other matters scheduled to take place in the coming weeks must be postponed and rescheduled....more

Mar
31
Superior Court Initiates Recovery Program to Protect Viable Businesses Hit by COVID-19

Published on March 31, 2020

The Rhode Island Superior Court will start a business protection program in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19 (a copy of the Administrative Order is available here)....more

Mar
30
Rhode Island Division of Taxation Deadline Postponed to July 15

Published on March 30, 2020

The deadline for Rhode Island tax filings and payments, normally April 15, has been postponed to July 15 this year due to the coronavirus pandemic....more

Mar
30
Rhode Island Division of Taxation -- Advisory for Hotels & Others

Published on March 30, 2020

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation is asking hotels, owners of vacation properties, and others to let their customers know about Rhode Island’s new self-quarantine requirements and procedures in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19)....more

Mar
30
Coronavirus Update: North Smithfield Municipal Court; Scituate Probate Court; Casemaker Support Hours Reduced

Published on March 30, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
26
Coronavirus Update: Lincoln Municipal Court; Reminder about Online Credits and Webinars; Free Meditation Webinar; Lawyers Helping Lawyers Reminder

Published on March 26, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
25
Legal Services Corporation Notice of Grant Funds Available

Published on March 25, 2020

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announces the availability of grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during calendar year 2021....more

Mar
25
Coronavirus Update: North Providence Municipal Court; Providence City Hall- Title Searches; Aon Attorneys Advantage Resources; Upcoming Employment Law CLE; Mindfulness Webinar

Published on March 25, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
23
Coronavirus Update: Executive Order- Lawyers Work from Home; Virtual Law Office Webinar Link; Lincoln Probate Court Information

Published on March 23, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
23
Coronavirus Update: Executive Order- Lawyers Work from Home; Virtual Law Office Webinar Link; Lincoln Probate Court Information

Published on March 23, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
20
Rhode Island Division of Taxation -- Coronavirus and Taxes

Published on March 20, 2020

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has created a webpage to address issues related to the coronavirus outbreak....more

Mar
20
Coronavirus Update: Extended Deadline for Filing Applications for Judicial Vacancies; Free Virtual Law Office Webinar Reminder

Published on March 20, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
20
Supreme Court Request to Attorneys

Published on March 20, 2020

An email from the RI Supreme Court requests that attorneys refrain from entering judicial buildings unless attending an emergency matter...more

Mar
19
Coronavirus Update: US Bankruptcy Court for the District of RI Operations; RI Supreme Court Orders; Pawtucket Probate Court Memo; Johnston Probate Court Memo

Published on March 19, 2020

We will continue to pass along pertinent information related to the coronavirus crisis as we receive it....more

Mar
18
US Bankruptcy Court for the District of RI Court General Order Regarding Court Operations

Published on March 18, 2020

Please click here for a general order from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island related to court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic....more

Mar
18
Supreme Court Order Related Filing Procedures in the Clerk's Office

Published on March 18, 2020

Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an Executive Order on March 18, 2020...more

Mar
18
Supreme Court Order Related Filing Procedures in the Clerk's Office

Published on March 18, 2020

Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an Executive Order on March 17, 2020 relative to filing procedures in the Clerk’s Office...more

Mar
17
Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession During Covid-19

Published on March 17, 2020

Provided by ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs...more

Mar
17
Chief Justice Suttell Issues Court Order for Court Operations

Published on March 17, 2020

Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an Executive Order on March 17, 2020 relative to state court operations during the coronavirus pandemic....more

Mar
13
All CLE Seminars Now Offered as Live Webcasts

Published on March 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure all members have ample opportunities to earn their CLE credits by the compliance deadline, every CLE program being offered between now and May 31, 2020 will now have a live webcast option....more

Jun
01
Get More Visibility for Your Practice through the Bar's Lawyer Referral Service for Less Than Ten Dollars a Month

Published on June 01, 2019

Membership in the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is an inexpensive way to increase a client base and visibility within the community while expanding the public’s access to legal representation. ...more

Jul
19
Casemaker’s Suite of Premium Services Free to Bar Members

Published on July 19, 2017

The Rhode Island Bar Association is proud to offer Casemaker's suite of premium services at no additional cost to our members....more

Aug
27
Are you looking for answers to practice-related questions? Try the Bar’s List Serve!

Published on August 27, 2015

From the nuances of the Rhode Island Courts e-filing system to requests for local and out-of-state referrals, List Serve members provide their colleagues with timely answers....more