News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 11/02/2012

The Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (Pub.L. No. 112-121) was signed into law by the President on May 25, 2012. This law includes a provision that increases the fee for filing a bankruptcy case under chapter 11 of the...

Fri, 10/12/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 1, 2012

BANKRUPTCY PRACTITIONERS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Effective November 1, 2012, the Court's motion calendar schedule will change.
All Motions will be scheduled for hearing on WEDNESDAYS as follows:


Tue, 10/09/2012

Please enjoy our latest issue of On the Docket.

Tue, 09/25/2012

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The...

Mon, 09/10/2012

Effective immediately, all proposed orders MUST be filed using the Proposed Order event in ECF, this event can be found in the Other category. You will be required to select whether the proposed order is being...

Thu, 03/01/2012

Please consider accepting a pro bono bankruptcy case from the RIBA's Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP). Click here for more information.

Fri, 05/27/2011

An instructional video on how to use the DMM Portal is available online. After you create your account in the portal, simply login as an Existing User and click the “Training Video” link located under the “Tools” section of the site....

Thu, 05/05/2011

Attorneys Handling New Loss Mitigation Cases Should Be Using the DMM Portal Application for All Participating Servicers As was announced on April 11, 2011, the Court has embraced the use of the DMM Portal application to automate the document...

Mon, 04/11/2011

On November 1, 2009, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island adopted a court supervised Loss Mitigation Program. To date, the program has saved over 150 homes in the state through successful loan modifications. To...

Fri, 04/01/2011

This link contains current general announcements from the PACER Center. If you are a regular PACER user, you should find this link helpful.