Courts in Rhode Island

There are 25 Courts in Rhode Island, serving a population of 1,056,138 people in an area of 1,034 square miles. There is 1 Court per 42,245 people, and 1 Court per 41 square miles.

The state of Rhode Island is ranked 38th in Courts per capita, and 4th in Courts per square mile.

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About Rhode Island Courts

Find Rhode Island Appellate Courts, Trial Courts, Problem Solving Courts, and Jury Duty Requirements.

Rhode Island Appellate Courts

Court Name: Rhode Island Supreme Court
Source of Authority: Constitution
Place(s) of Session: Providence
Number of Judges: 5

Rhode Island Trial Courts
Court NameSource of AuthorityGeographic JurisdictionNumber of Judges
Rhode Island District CourtState LegislationStatewide15
Rhode Island Family CourtState LegislationStatewide18
Rhode Island Municipal CourtLocal LegislationStatewide-
Rhode Island Probate CourtLocal LegislationCity or Town-
Rhode Island Superior CourtState LegislationStatewide25
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal CourtState LegislationStatewide-
Rhode Island Workers Compensation CourtState LegislationStatewide-
Rhode Island Problem Solving Courts
Court TypeGeographic Jurisdiction
Drug CourtsStatewide
Domestic Violence CourtsStatewide
Mental Health CourtsStatewide
Veterans CourtsStatewide
Re-Entry CourtsStatewide
Teen CourtsStatewide
Sexual Violent PredatorStatewide
Juvenile DrugStatewide
Family Treatment Drug CourtsStatewide
Small ClaimsStatewide
Landlord/Tenant CourtsStatewide
Rhode Island Jury Duty Requirements
Convicted Felons DisqualifiedYes
English RequiredYes
Residency RequirementCounty Resident: 0 Days, State Resident: 0 Days, Registered Voter
Minimum Age18
Time Since Prior Jury Service3 years