Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell Justice Paul A. SuttellA Note Welcome to the Rhode Island Judiciary’s website. I have been honored to serve the people of Rhode Island for forty (40) years, including fifteen (15) years as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The Judiciary’s judicial officers and court staff are dedicated to administering justice in a way that inspires trust and confidence in the institution’s processes. We seek to expand access to justice for all persons and to reduce barriers to a timely and fair resolution of matters before the state’s courts. While these challenges are ever evolving, our commitment to serve each and every Rhode Islander is unwavering.

​Our Vision​
In our mission to administer justice while maintaining our independence, we are duty bound to act with unfailing honor to serve and protect the ideals of democracy for the citizens of this state. ​