Criminal Electronic Filing in the Superior Court - Live September 5, 2017

08/11/2017 - The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently notified Bar members that on September 5, 2017, electronic filing will be mandatory for criminal cases in the Superior Court. To follow is information that Bar members will need for this go live.

Attorney and Staff File and Serve Training - Tyler Technologies, Inc.

You and your office staff will have the opportunity to receive efiling training from Tyler. Instruction is on how to use File and Serve. Thirteen (13) online training sessions have been scheduled from August 14, 2017 to September 21, 2017. You can participate in the training from your office, your home, or anywhere you have an Internet connection. For attorneys, this course has been approved by the Rhode Island Supreme Court MCLE Commission for one (1) Rhode Island MCLE credit inclusive of zero legal ethics credit. There also is self-study online training (video replay), which is not eligible for MCLE credit. For more information or to register for a scheduled training webinar, go to:
           
https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4639626073634874625
 
Attorney and Staff Business Process Training- Rhode Island Judiciary

We invite you to a business process session on criminal electronic filing in the Superior Court.  The session will be an overview for all criminal defense attorneys and provide an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions. Attorneys working in the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Public Defender should contact their respective supervisors regarding business process training.
     
We have scheduled two (2) sessions at the Noel Judicial Complex in Kent County, 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, in Room 3005 on the third floor on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
     
As space is limited, please help us plan accordingly by responding to AttorneyWorkshop@courts.ri.gov by the following dates:
      For the August 29, 2017 session by August 27, 2017; and
      For the September 12, 2017 session by September 10, 2017.
 
Electronic Filing Guidelines

The Rhode Island Judiciary User Guide for Electronic Filing has been updated online.  You can find this document at the following address on the Rhode Island Judiciary's website at www.courts.ri.gov:

https://www.courts.ri.gov/efiling/PDF/RI_Judiciary_User_Guide_for_Electronic_Filing.pdf.

The Superior Court's Criminal Electronic Filing System Guidelines has been posted online.  You can find this document at the following address on the Rhode Island Judiciary's website at www.courts.ri.gov:

https://www.courts.ri.gov/efiling/PDF/Superior_Court_Criminal_Electronic_Filing_System_Guidelines.pdf.
 
Access to Case Information - Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal

For those attorneys who have never registered on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal (Public Portal), you will need to email the JTC at helpdesk@courts.ri.gov to request access to case information, and attach a signed Rhode Island Judiciary Data Subscription Agreement. The Subscription Agreement is located at https://www.courts.ri.gov/efiling/PDF/Data_Subscription_Agreement.pdf. Once approved, you will receive an automated email link from the Judiciary to activate your account in the Public Portal.

If you do not see the email from the Judiciary, this may be attributable to spam filters or other firewall safeguards on your email systems. To resolve this, be sure to "whitelist" the email address eservices@courts.ri.gov in order to receive email notifications. This may be done by you or your technology department.

Whitelisting an email address adds the address to a list, or register, of safe email addresses that will stop spam software from preventing delivery. For basic steps on how to do this, please click here.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that if you are an attorney who is also using agency access, you must have two (2) different email addresses for each type of access - One for the agency access and one for the attorney access.  In the Public Portal, email addresses only are used in the log in procedure which is why attorneys must have two (2) separate and distinct e-mail addresses.  Please note that the email address used for the attorney access MUST be the one on file with the Supreme Court attorney registration. The Public Portal link for attorney and agency access is https://publicportal.courts.ri.gov/PublicPortal/account/login.
 
YOUR "USER NAME" TO LOG IN THE PUBLIC PORTAL IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.