Superior Court

A Message from Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney

Welcome to the Superior Court homepage. The Superior Court is comprised of twenty-two (22) judges and five (5) magistrates. It is the forum for jury and non-jury trials of both civil and criminal matters.

The court has original jurisdiction in all felony proceedings, in civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000, and in equity matters.(The court has concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court in civil matters in which the amount in controversy is between $5,000 and $10,000.)

Appeals from District Court trials result in trials de novo, entirely new trials, in Superior Court. The court also hears agency, zoning board, and Probate Court appeals, among others.

The Superior Court manages specific Business, Gun, Drug, Sexual Predator, and Domestic Violence Calendars, as well as a Court-Annexed Arbitration Program and an annual Settlement/Mediation week.

Please feel free to contact the Office of the Presiding Justice at (401) 222-3212 or the Office of the Superior Court Administrator at (401) 222-3215 if you have any questions.

  
Changes to the Rules of the Court Annexed Arbitration Program
Rules Governing Arbitration of Civil Actions - Effective January 1, 2014