NEW CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND

12/03/2013 - Effective December 1, 2013, the Honorable William E. Smith assumed the position of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Chief Judge Smith succeeds Judge Mary M. Lisi, who served as Chief Judge from December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2013. Judge Lisi will remain in active service on the Court.  Click here for the complete Court news release.