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Topic: RI courts

Now that trials are conducted over Zoom, the public is able to watch the proceedings through a link — a practice that was impossible prior to the pandemic.

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U.S. District Court of RI continues operations during pandemic

February 18, 2021 0 comments

While the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island has transitioned to a predominately remote capacity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, “the wheels of justice have not come to a grinding halt,” said attorney Steven Richard.

Executive Director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice Jennifer Wood explains the importance of a representative judiciary, saying it "helps the judiciary to maintain its overall trusted position with the populace."

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Judicial appointments of women of color make R.I. history

January 26, 2021 1 comment

Recent appointments of four women of color in both state and local courts have made Rhode Island history. “I’m humbled, I’m honored, I’m excited — I’m a little bit nervous,” Judge Rekas Sloan said of her nomination to the Superior Court.