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Access to Case Information

        

 
     The Public Access Portal is only available for Workers' Compensation Court.  District Court, Family Court and Superior Court Civil Case information will be available in November, 2014. 
 
Courthouse Access
 
     Each court shall have computer terminals available in the respective clerks’ offices in each of the courthouses for use by anyone who wishes to review the electronic documents filed in the Judiciary’s EFS during regular business hours.  Access shall include all public electronic case information.  This access does not include access to sealed cases or documents or confidential case types, documents, or information as defined in the Rhode Island Judiciary Rules of Practice Governing Public Access to Electronic Case Information (Public Access Rules).
 
     Attorneys who have entered an appearance in a case shall have electronic access at the respective clerks’ offices in each of the courthouses to all documents and information about a case in which they are representing a party.  This access does not include access to sealed cases or documents. Self-represented litigants and parties to a case shall have electronic access at the respective clerks’ offices in each of the courthouses to all documents and information about a case in which they are named a party.  This access does not include access to sealed cases or documents.  Attorneys, self-represented litigants, and parties shall have no greater access than the public to information about cases in which they are not directly involved. 
  
Public Access Portal
 
     The Public Access Portal is the point of entry for remote electronic access to case information from the Rhode Island Judiciary’s (Judiciary) Database.  The Database is an electronic collection of court records displayed as a register of actions or a docket sheet, which is a list of parties, case events, document filings, or other activities in a case set forth in chronological order.  Access to the entries listed in the register of actions or docket sheet is based upon security rights and roles as further defined in the Request for Access and Rhode Island Judiciary Data Subscription Agreement (Subscription Agreement), a copy of which is located on the right-hand side of this page.
 
The Public, Self-represented Litigants, and Parties to a Case
 
     Remote public access to electronic case information will not be immediately available to the public, self-represented litigants, and parties to a case but may be made available in the future.
 
Attorneys
 
     For Rhode Island admitted attorneys only.  Attorneys who have entered an appearance on behalf of a client in a case shall have remote electronic access to all documents and information about a case in which they are representing a party.  This access may not include access to sealed cases or documents. Upon termination of representation, or if an attorney’s client is no longer a party to a pending case, an attorneys’ remote electronic access to the subject case shall be terminated.  For all other cases in which they are not directly involved, attorneys shall have remote access to the register of actions or docket but shall not have remote access to other electronic case information. To register for remote electronic access, attorneys shall email the Judicial Technology Center (JTC) at helpdesk@courts.ri.gov requesting access to case information and attach a signed Subscription Agreement.  A JTC Representative will respond by sending you a username and password. You may change your password once you access your account through the Public Access Portal. 
 
State Agencies
 
     Authorized state agencies and employees thereof that require access to the Database in order to assist the state agency in performing its lawful function shall also register for remote electronic access.  This access may not include access to sealed cases or documents or confidential case types, documents, or information as defined in the Public Access Rules. Each state agency shall have a contact person(s) who is authorized to submit signed Subscription Agreements to the Judiciary for state agency employees who require access to the Database. An authorized contact person(s) from the state agency shall email the JTC at helpdesk@courts.ri.gov requesting access to case information and attach the signed Subscription Agreements for the employees. The JTC will respond by sending usernames and passwords for the employees. Employees may change passwords after accessing his or her account through the Public Access Portal.
 
Forgot Your Password?
 
     If you forgot your password, you must email the JTC at helpdesk@courts.ri.gov and request that your Public Access Portal password be reset.  The JTC help desk is available during regular business hours.
 
Public Access Portal
Request for Access and
Rhode Island Judiciary Data
Subscription Agreement
  
Rhode Island Judiciary 2011 Website Use Policy