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RI Supreme Court Announces Virtual Clerk's Office; RI Division of Taxation Estimated Tax Deadline; Mindfulness CLE Webinar Series

According to a news advisory from the RI Supreme Court, the Rhode Island Family Court has opened a virtual clerk’s office allowing the public to remotely conduct business traditionally conducted at counters in courthouses. The virtual clerk’s office can be reached from any electronic device having a microphone and audio-visual capabilities including a smart phone. By the mere touch of a button, a member of the public will be able to speak with a clerk face to face in real time and obtain assistance without having to enter a courthouse, take time off from work or contend with traffic, parking or child care.

The virtual clerk’s office, which is supported by the WebEx platform, is accessible at on the Family Court’s page by clicking on the “virtual clerk’s office” link. The link will take users to a “virtual clerk help desk” button. The virtual clerk’s office will be open from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the days that court is open for business. The service will be live on Wednesday, September 2. Please click here for the full news release.

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation reminds tax professionals and taxpayers that September 15, 2020, is the deadline for certain payments of estimated tax. There are several convenient options available to make payments, including online. Please click here for more information.

Don't forget! Part 1 of our four-part mindfulness series, A Mindful Practice, kicks off on Wednesday, September 16th. The practice of law can be both rewarding and challenging on any given day. The practice of mindfulness is being aware in the present moment in a purposeful and nonjudgmental manner. This course, worth one ethics credit, specifically addresses how to adapt mindfulness techniques to the daily practice of law and to personal well-being. Participants will be introduced to specific techniques in each of the four sessions.