Public Access to Court Hearings

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-12, the public health crisis necessitates that all judicial buildings be closed to the public to the greatest extent possible. Public access to all court proceedings normally open to the public shall be available in the manner outlined below by court. Each court will be added as the remote public access to hearings are implemented.

The dates and times in the calendars are subject to change. The courts will make every attempt to update the calendars in a timely manner once a change occurs. For the Superior and Family Courts, the current day’s calendar will display automatically at 12:00 a.m. The calendars are automatically refreshed every fifteen (15) minutes thereafter, Monday through Friday, for any changes that day. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office of the appropriate court or you can view the calendar of each judicial officer on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.

Supreme Court

Remote oral arguments will be conducted in the Supreme Court. Please click on the calendar link below for scheduling information (calendar type, date, time, case number, parties, and attorneys of record) for the Supreme Court. The public will be able to listen to the remote hearings through Dacast. The remote oral arguments will be audio only. To listen to the remote oral arguments in real time, please click on the Judicial Live Stream link below at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear anything until the hearing begins. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office.


Judicial Live Stream Calendar
Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court Monthly Oral Argument Calendar

Superior Court

Remote hearings will be conducted in the Superior Court. Please click on the calendar link below for scheduling information (date, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) for the judicial officer. The public will be able to listen to the remote hearings through Dacast. The remote hearings will be audio only. To listen to the remote hearing in real time, please click on the Judicial Live Stream link below at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear anything until the hearing begins. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office or you can view the calendar of each judicial officer on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.


Judicial Officer Judicial Live Stream Calendar
Presiding Justice
Alice Gibney
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Robert Krause
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Melanie Wilk Thunberg
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Stephen P. Nugent
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Netti Vogel
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Susan McGuirl
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Daniel Procaccini
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Jeffrey Lanphear
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
William E. Carnes, Jr.
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Kristin Rodgers
Remote Hearing
Daily
Associate Justice
Brian Stern
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Brian Van Couyghen
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Sarah Taft-Carter
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Luis M. Matos
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Joseph Montalbano
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Richard Licht
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Maureen Keough
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Melissa Darigan
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Michael Silverstein
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Richard Raspallo
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Linda Rekas Sloan
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate
John F. McBurney III
Remote Hearing Daily

The public will be able to listen to Superior Court hearings by courtroom. Each courtroom has a telephone number and access code listed below for the public to call into the hearing to listen. If the message says that the leader has not joined the meeting, the conference line is not on. If the message says that the call has been silenced it means that all calls for the public will be automatically muted and the conference line is on. If the conference line is on but you hear no voices or sound, the line may be muted by the court. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office.

Please click on the calendar link below for scheduling information (date, judicial officer, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) for the courtroom. If you are looking for a specific case, the information and schedule may be viewed on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.

Courthouse Courtroom Judicial Live Stream Calendar
Licht Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
9 Remote Hearing Daily

Family Court

Remote hearings will be conducted in the Family Court. Please click on the daily calendar link below for scheduling information (date, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) for the judicial officer. The public will be able to listen and view the remote hearings through Dacast. To watch the remote hearing in real time, please click on the Judicial Live Stream link below at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear or see anything until the hearing begins. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office or you can view the calendar of each judicial officer on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.


Judicial Officer Judicial Live Stream Calendar
Chief Judge
Michael Forte
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Stephen Capineri
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Laureen D’Ambra
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Debra DiSegna
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Karen Lynch Bernard
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Patricia Asquith
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Sandra Lanni
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Felix Gill
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Richard Merola
Remote Hearing Daily
Associate Justice
Elizabeth Ortiz
Remote Hearing Daily
General Magistrate Dan
Ballirano
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Edward
Newman
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Paul Jones Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Andrea
Iannazzi
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Angela
Paulhus
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Amando
Monaco
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Jeanne
Shepard
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Alberto Aponte
Cardona
Remote Hearing Daily
Magistrate Denise Cassisi
Finkelman
Remote Hearing Daily

District Court

The public will be able to listen to District Court hearings by courtroom. Each courtroom has a telephone number and access code listed below for the public to call into the hearing to listen. If the message says that the leader has not joined the meeting, the conference line is not on. If the message says that the call has been silenced it means that all calls for the public will be automatically muted and the conference line is on. If the conference line is on but you hear no voices or sound, the line may be muted by the court. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office.

Please click on the daily calendar link below for scheduling information (date, judicial officer, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) in each courtroom. The daily calendars are held in each courtroom from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or until the calendar is completed. If you are looking for a specific case, the information and schedule may be viewed on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.


Courthouse Courtroom Telephone Number Access Code Calendar
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
3D 1-877-491-0802 7480109# Adult Correctional Institutes – Video Arraignments and Motions
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
3E 1-877-920-8177 3226255# Civil Calendar
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
4C 1-877-934-5590 5737417# Arraignments – Lockups
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
4D 1-877-930-9738 7705916# Dispositions
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
4E 1-877-951-7681 7825699# State Calendar
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
4F 1-877-960-5423 5370935# Disposition
Calendar
Daily
Garrahy Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
4G 1-866-819-1898 6074901# Disposition Calendar
Daily
McGrath Judicial Complex
(Washington County)
4 1-877-404-3795 2261306# Dispositions
Daily
Murry Judicial Complex
(Newport County)
1 1-888-404-8755 5314493# Dispositions
Daily
Noel Judicial Complex
(Kent County)
2A 1-877-993-5449 6265340# Dispositions and Adult Correctional
Institutions (ACI) – Video
Daily
Noel Judicial Complex
(Kent County)
2B 1-877-929-9492 8899922# State Calendar
Daily
Noel Judicial Complex
(Kent County)

2C
1-877-638-7307 3856826# Arraignments – Lockups – Howard Avenue
Daily
Noel Judicial Complex
(Kent County)
2D
1-877-919-8642
8594551# Monday and Friday – Pretrials and Trials
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday - Civil Matters
Daily
Noel Judicial Complex
(Kent County)
2E 1-877-923-0785 4273409# Pretrials and Trials
Daily

Workers' Compensation Court

The public will be able to listen to Workers’ Compensation Court hearings by courtroom. Each courtroom has a telephone number and access code listed below for the public to call into the hearing to listen. If the message says that the leader has not joined the meeting, the conference line is not on. If the message says that the call has been silenced it means that all calls for the public will be automatically muted and the conference line is on. If the conference line is on but you hear no voices or sound, the line may be muted by the court. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the contact the clerk’s office.

Please click on the daily calendar link below for scheduling information (date, judicial officer, case number, time, case type, hearing type, parties, and attorneys of record) in each courtroom for the daily new pretrial hearings. The continued calendar of each judicial officer may be viewed on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.

Daily Calendar


Courtroom Telephone Number Access Code
4A 1-888-811-3044 6428506#
4B 1-877-932-0250 4157305#
4H 1-866-657-2581 5448828#
Appellate Hearings 1-866-743-9049 5189899#
4K 1-866-912-1005 1311962#
4L 1-877-929-5599 6426740#
4M 1-877-789-4514 2072623#

Traffic Tribunal

The public will be able to listen to the Traffic Tribunal hearings by judicial officer. Each judicial officer has a telephone number and access code listed below for the public to call into the hearing to listen. If the message says that the leader has not joined the meeting, the conference line is not on. If the message says that the call has been silenced it means that all calls for the public will be automatically muted and the conference line is on. If the conference line is on but you hear no voices or sound, the line may be muted by the court. If a hearing is not available at the designated date and time, please contact the clerk’s office.

Please click on the daily calendar link below for scheduling information (date, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) for the judicial officer. The continued calendar of each judicial officer may be viewed on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal.


Judicial Officer Telephone Number Access Code Calendar
Chief Magistrate Domenic A. DiSandro III 1-877-931-1253 7920153# Daily
Administrative Magistrate Joseph A. Abbate 1-888-968-3916 2844357# Daily
Associate Judge Lillian M. Almeida 1-888-968-3921 9030351# Daily
Associate Judge Edward C. Parker 1-888-968-4487 1476157# Daily
Magistrate William T. Noonan 1-888-968-4479 7666175# Daily
Magistrate Alan R. Goulart 1-888-744-9793 2978807# Daily
Magistrate Erika Kruse Weller 1-888-744-8306 9478900# Daily
Magistrate Michael DiChiro, Jr. 1-877-922-9141 5802482# Daily