Rhode Island Court Structure Free Legal Report by MissPowerPoint

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									Rhode Island
(Court structure as of Calendar Year 2007) Supreme Court 5 justices sit en banc CSP Case Types: Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, criminal, juvenile, disciplinary, advisory opinion, original proceedings cases. Discretionary jurisdiction in administrative agency appeals, original proceedings, interlocutory decision cases. COLR A

link GJC A

Superior Court (4 counties) 22 justices, 5 magistrates Jury trials CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property ($5,000 – no maximum), civil appeals, miscellaneous civil. Felony, misdemeanor appeals.

link LJC LJC LJC

Workers’ Compensation Court 10 judges No jury trials

District Court (4 counties) 13 judges, 2 magistrates No jury trials

Family Court (4 counties) 12 justices, 9 magistrates Jury trials

CSP Case Types: All controversies regarding workers’ compensation claims (including administrative agency appeals). link

CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property $2,500 - $5,000 to $10,000), administrative agency appeals. Exclusive small claims (up to $2,500), mental health. Exclusive misdemeanor, felony preliminary hearings. link

CSP Case Types: Exclusive domestic relations. Exclusive juvenile.

link

LJC Traffic Tribunal* 3 judges, 5 magistrates No jury trials CSP Case Types: Traffic infractions, ordinance violations. link Municipal Court (16 courts) 21 judges, 2 magistrates No jury trials

LJC
Locally funded

LJC
Locally funded

Probate Court (39 cities/towns) 39 judges No jury trials CSP Case Types: Exclusive probate/estate. link

CSP Case Types: Ordinance violations. Exclusive parking.

*This court was formerly known as the Rhode Island Administrative Adjudication Court.

Legend

COLR = Court of Last Resort IAC = Intermediate Appellate Court = Appellate level GJC = General Jurisdiction Court LJC = Limited Jurisdiction Court = Trial level A = Appeal from Admin. Agency = Route of appeal


								
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