Rhode Island District Court

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The Rhode Island District Court is the trial court of limited jurisdiction in Rhode Island.


"District Court jurisdiction includes small claims, violations of municipal ordinances and regulations, and misdemeanors when the right to a jury trial in the first instance has been waived. If a defendant invokes the right to a jury trial, the case is transferred to the Superior Court. Appeals from District Court decisions go to the Superior Court for trial de novo."[1]


The District Court is divided into four divisions:

Second Division
Third Division
Fourth Division
Sixth Division


The Acting Chief Judge for the Rhode Island District Courts and their Divisions is Jeanne E. LaFazia. The Associate Judges are:

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