Rhode Island Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Rhode Island.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Rhode Island - Statewide Courts Self Help
Rhode Island Online Legal Research Resources
The Rhode Island State Library offers legal research links and dowloadable publications.
Rhode Island Family Court Information
View Rhode Island Family Court answers to frequently asked questions about juvenile and domestic relations cases.
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Ticket Information
View Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal ticket information related to civil traffic violations, including payment options and the court process.
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court Information
Answers to frequently asked questions about Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court.
View information about landlord-tenant cases, including frequently asked questions, legal terms, and a landlord-tenant information pamphlet.
Children's Rights and Legal Information
The Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate offers legal information about the rights of children, including downloadable handbooks on Kid's Rights and Child Advocacy.
Rhode Island Child Support Services
The Rhode Island Office of Child Support Services offers information and resources related to child support, including interstate services, forms and information about child support services.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles offers information driver's licenses, suspensions, registration, and plates. Online driver record search, title record search, and downloadable operator's manuals are included.
Rhode Island Adult Drug Court
View information about the Rhode Island Superior Court Adult Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders. Links to the program contract, referral form, informational brochure, and other resources are included.
Rhode Island Law Library
View information about the Rhode Island State Law Library, including locations, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, and links to online legal research databases.
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Rules
View the Rules of Procedure for Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
Rhode Island Laws
Search Rhode Island General Laws by keyword or browse by title, chapter, and section.
Department of Children, Youth and Families Information
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families offers information about adoption, child welfare, foster care, juvenile corrections, and related programs and services.
Rhode Island Domestic Violence Information
View information and resources available to victims of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Criminal Record Expungement
View information on the expungement (sealing) of Rhode Island criminal records.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Rhode Island, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Kent County - Courts Self Help Resources
Veterans Treatment Court Information
View information about the Veterans Treatment Court, which was created to direct veterans diagnosed with trauma-related disorders away from incarceration by providing rehabilitative alternatives, including treatment and social service support.
Warwick Probate Court Rules
View local rules for use in Warwick Probate Court.
Newport County - Courts Self Help Resources
Jamestown Probate Court Rules of Practice and Procedure
View local rules of Jamestown Probate Court practice and procedure.
Newport Probate Court Procedural Information
View policy and procedural information for Newport Probate Court.
Providence County - Courts Self Help Resources
Foster Probate Court Rules
View the local rules of Foster Probate Court.
Providence Probate Court Administrative Rules
View and download the Administrative Rules and Exhibits of Providence Probate Court.
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court Rules
View and download the rules of Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court.
Smithfield Probate Court Rules
View local rules for use in Smithfield Probate Court Rules.
Washington County - Courts Self Help Resources
Narragansett Probate Court Rules
View the local rules of practice and procedure for Narragansett Probate Court.
New Shoreham Probate Court Administrative Rules
View the administrative rules of New Shoreham Probate Court.
North Kingstown Municipal Court Traffic Case Information
View information about traffic violation procedure in North Kingstown Municipal Court.
North Kingstown Probate Court Rules
View and download the local rules of North Kingstown Probate Court.
South Kingstown Probate Court Rules
View and download the rules of practice and procedure for South Kingstown Probate Court.
Westerly Probate Court Rules
View the local administrative rules of Westerly Probate Court.