Public Access to Court Hearings

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-09, 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 (hearing 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 YouTube. The remote oral arguments will be audio only. To listen to the remote oral arguments in real time, please click on the YouTube URL address below at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear anything until the hearing begins.


YouTube Channel Calendar
youtube.com/channel/UCN461HacKSeVo76w_X1Xi4g/live May Oral Argument
May 13 and 14, 2020

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 YouTube. The remote hearings will be audio only. To listen to the remote hearing in real time, please find the YouTube channel below and click on the URL address at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear anything until the hearing begins.


Judicial Officer YouTube Channel Calendar
Presiding Justice
Alice Gibney
youtube.com/channel/UC0bn4guZSYoQLNqi-p4n9bA/live Daily
Associate Justice
Netti Vogel
youtube.com/channel/UCUa6Q-RUsDUIIpRSkWB11hw/live Daily
Associate Justice
Jeffrey Lanphear
youtube.com/channel/UCobVnZBcAjpSwYvFdNt6cKA/live Daily
Associate Justice
Kristin Rodgers
youtube.com/channel/UCSk6CuKjbC0ro8YDEli7L5g/live Daily
Associate Justice
Brian Stern
youtube.com/channel/UC50SqIQrq414PSKIDqcS0ig/live Daily
Associate Justice
Brian Van Couyghen
youtube.com/channel/UCTj5waP1zFSgyZZcGabatgQ/live Daily
Associate Justice
Sarah Taft-Carter
youtube.com/channel/UCDAJiwCNBH1Y4gRjCZ4I56g/live Daily
Associate Justice
Richard Licht
youtube.com/channel/UCae-f_0WX-PoA03Kz7NkxTQ/live Daily
Associate Justice
Melissa Long
youtube.com/channel/UC0lT1oJ8a-EQ_80cPLG2vXw/live Daily
Associate Justice
Melissa Darigan
youtube.com/channel/UCPOkipohdCKqU4v_XGa-amg/live Daily
Associate Justice
Michael Silverstein
youtube.com/channel/UCFa7FJqwXTbaxlLCmqOMo0g/live 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. All calls for the public will be automatically muted. Please click on the daily calendar link below for scheduling information (judicial officer, date, time, case number, parties, attorneys of record, and hearing type) in each courtroom.

Courthouse Courtroom Telephone Number Access Code Calendar
Licht Judicial Complex
(Providence/Bristol County)
9 1-866-748-8454 5994823# 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 YouTube. To watch the remote hearing in real time, please find the YouTube channel below and click on the URL address at the scheduled date and time. You will not hear or see anything until the hearing begins.


Judicial Officer YouTube Channel Calendar
Associate Justice
Stephen Capineri
youtube.com/channel/UCD9AIwyE5huC9Dwum4tjZLQ/live Daily
Associate Justice
Laureen D’Ambra
youtube.com/channel/UCrBpS_-pYXWbgVs5BWFvGKg/live Daily
Associate Justice
Debra DiSegna
youtube.com/channel/UCbrw8GTwWBEVp73KVXQsXFw/live Daily
Associate Justice
Karen Lynch Bernard
youtube.com/channel/UCw8Ay24s8lVxdi6W34JjbRQ/live Daily
Associate Justice
Patricia Asquith
youtube.com/channel/UCikOqk_0SUWqqBRuKyEoGGQ/live Daily
Associate Justice
Sandra Lanni
youtube.com/channel/UCFqLcuj5a4jc-cHKVUkKwKw/live Daily
Associate Justice
Feidlim Gill
youtube.com/channel/UCITgLPcwv2zbII2YgqyKFlg/live Daily
Associate Justice
Richard Merola
youtube.com/channel/UCKgvLHo_R4ZyHE-9JPTg-XA/live Daily
Magistrate Edward
Newman
youtube.com/channel/UCxJL2Tn9U-ptjUmp1egVx1Q/live Daily
Magistrate Paul Jones youtube.com/channel/UCuTEoIAML-WbOn_3zG2ZWtw/live Daily
Magistrate Andrea
Iannazzi
youtube.com/channel/UCFbQ0zgSJbBqLqEQ7gswX-w/live Daily
Magistrate Angela
Paulhus
youtube.com/channel/UCEBON5gAm5ukvfWriIrNOFQ/live Daily
Magistrate Amando
Monaco
youtube.com/channel/UCR188uyltj9pLwJsVEis6ZA/live Daily
Magistrate Jeanne
Shepard
youtube.com/channel/UCimPyt_YzE4kQygc6K3hqHA/live Daily
Magistrate Alberto Aponte
Cardona
youtube.com/channel/UCM86TVc0J1DxGxg99C9SG2g/live 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. All calls for the public will be automatically muted. 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 6428505#
4B 1-877-932-0250 4157305#
4H 1-866-657-2581 5448828#
4J 1-866-743-9049 5189899#
4K 1-866-912-1005 1311962#
4L 1-877-929-5599 6426740#
4M 1-877-789-4514 2072623#