Access to Case Information

The Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal (Public Portal) is the point of entry for electronic access to case information from the Rhode Island Judiciary’s (Judiciary) database whether at the courthouse or remotely. The database is an electronic collection of court records displayed as a register of actions or docket sheet. The register of actions or docket sheet lists 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 Portal is separate from the case management system or the electronic filing system. The Public Portal is currently available for appellate in the Supreme Court, civil and criminal cases in the Superior and District Courts, domestic relations in the Family Court, the Workers’ Compensation Court, and the Traffic Tribunal.

Access to Case Information

1.  Courthouse Access to Case Information

The Supreme, Superior, Family, District, and Workers' Compensation Courts and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal 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 case management system 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.

2.  Remote Access to Case Information

A.  The Public, Self-represented Litigants, and Parties to a Case

The public, self-represented litigants, and parties in a case shall have remote access to the register of actions or docket but shall not have remote access to other electronic case information.

    B.   Attorneys

For Rhode Island admitted attorneys only. Attorneys who have entered an appearance on behalf of a client in a case shall have remote 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. 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 Portal.

C. State or Federal Agencies

Authorized state or federal agencies and employees thereof that require access to the Database in order to assist the state or federal agency in performing its lawful function shall also register for remote electronic access. This access does not include access to sealed cases or documents or confidential case types, documents, or information as defined in the Public Access Rules except in specific circumstances as authorized by the Judiciary. State or federal agencies shall be approved for access by the Supreme Court. Each state or federal agency shall have a contact person(s) who is authorized to submit signed Subscription Agreements to the Judiciary for state or federal agency employees who require access to the Database. An authorized contact person(s) from the state or federal agency shall email the JTC at HelpDesk@courts.ri.gov requesting access to case information and attach the signed Subscription Agreements for all of the employees. The JTC will respond by sending usernames and passwords for the employees. Employees may change passwords after accessing the account through the Public Portal.

Attorney and External Agencies ONLY - Forgot Your Password?

If you forgot your password, please click on the “Attorneys and External Agencies eService Access” button on the top, right-hand side of this page or go directly to http://publicportal.courts.ri.gov/PublicPortal/account/login, then click on “Forgot Password” and follow the prompts.