Court Systems


Courts are generally open and operating with few restrictions. Always check court websites for details.

Last-reviewed: 12pm, June 8, 2023

Key Resources:

The Basics

  • RI state court operation information here.
  • The RI Judiciary’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the RI Courts quarterly report for Q1 2023 (March 31) is here.

The Breakdown

State Courts
  • Most COVID-related restrictions have been lifted. Jury and bench trials have resumed. In person hearings and walk-in filings have resumed. More information here.
  • Workers’ Compensation Court implemented new protocols for their mediation program. More information here.
  • The Family Court issued this memo with revised procedures. Of note, links to remote access hearings will no longer be emailed. All links will be accessible through the judiciary’s website.


The Bottom Line

  • Care teams can share updates about court operations and case look-up tools like this one.