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Rhode Island Superior Court Notice
 
Beginning June 1, 2022, all cases appealed in the Superior Court shall be filed through File and Serve and no longer at the counter. Until June 1, you may either file in-person or use File and Serve.
 
There will no longer be an assessment for a civil case processing fee of $17.50 to Tyler Technologies when you electronically file a Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court from a court. Only the filing fee and any credit card fee will be assessed.
 

RI Bar Journal Articles

The editors of the Rhode Island Bar Journal invite Bar members to submit articles and information for Rhode Island Bar Journal publication consideration. As a primary source of news and information for all Rhode Island Bar Association members, the Bar Journal is an outstanding forum for articles concerning all areas of practice. The Journal seeks original articles, written expressly for the first publication in the Bar Journal, by members of the Rhode Island Bar Association.
 
Click here for Article Selection Criteria and further submission information.
 

Continuing Legal Education

The CLE Committee is in the process of scheduling CLE programs for the upcoming season. The CLE Committee encourages other Bar Committees and any member of the Bar to submit ideas and programs for presentation. If anyone is interested in submitting a proposal for a program, please click here for more information and a proposal form.
 
REMINDER
Pursuant to Article IV Rule 3 all Continuing Legal Education credits must be reported to the MCLE Commission by June 30th each year.   These credits must be reported electronically through the Supreme Court’s Attorney Portal located here.
 
Credits may be stored and submitted at any time during the CLE year -- July 1- June 30 - rather than waiting until June 30. If you have questions about this requirement please call the MCLE Commission at 401-222-4942 or click here.

RI Bar Membership Benefits
Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Law Practice Management with Red Cave, and MORE!
 
Your Bar Association is proud to offer you free and confidential help, information, assessment and referral for personal concerns through our Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program. The Association contracts with the Coastline Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides professional clinical assessments and facilitates getting appropriate treatment for Bar members and their family members. The professionals at Coastline EAP provide confidential consultation for a wide range of personal concerns including (but not limited to): balancing work and family, child and eldercare, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, aging, grief, career satisfaction, alcohol and substance abuse, and problem gambling. Login to Coastline EAP’s website using the username RIBAR to take advantage of a multitude of resources and free webinars. 
 
If you haven't taken advantage of this valuable member benefit yet, you're missing out! RIBA partners with Red Cave Law Firm Consulting to provide our members with virtual consulting services free of charge. With over a decade of experience, Red Cave offers practical advice in areas including:
·    billing & collection
·    client relations
·    data management
·    financial management & revenue goals
·    marketing 
·    social media content 
·    office technology
·    time management
·    disaster prevention & recovery
 
Visit our Law Practice Management page to get started!
 
Did you know all our of Member Benefits are listed on the RI Bar website? Take advantage of our Career Center, the ABA Retirement Program, marketing services, credit card processing, legal practice management software, and more!
 
Click here for a complete list of member benefits!
 

RI Bar Committee 2022-2023 Sign Ups

Don't forget, registration for 2022-2023 Bar Committees is OPEN!
 
Our Bar Association's strength and value are based on active member involvement. We ask that you consider becoming a member of at least one Bar committee this year. To take full advantage of your active Bar committee participation, we recommend that you join no more than three committees.
 
Committee membership supports and strengthens our professional lives and connects us to our colleagues, providing valuable, direct networking within distinct areas of the law. Bar committee participation is a great way for new lawyers to grow and advance professionally while benefiting from the experience and wisdom of our more seasoned Bar members. Additionally, Bar committees often provide opportunities to meet members of the Judiciary and discuss matters of importance. It is also the prime pathway to Bar leadership.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Even Bar members currently serving on Bar committees must reaffirm their interest by completing a committee registration form either online or by mail. Members interested in serving on a Bar committee receive the most benefit if they are active members, attend regular meetings, and participate in committee projects and events.
 
To register for a Bar committee for the July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 year, please click here. You may either select the CLICK HERE TO JOIN A BAR COMMITTEE button and enter your Bar ID number and password, or you can download the Bar Committee Application form appearing above the committee names and mail or fax it to the Bar Association. Please only use one method to register to avoid duplication. 

2022 RI Bar Annual Meeting
 
We're back in person at the RI Convention Center on June 23rd and 24th!
 
For more information on available courses and registration, click below!