The Anatomy of an Appeal
in a Civil Case to the
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Copyright 2013, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. · ...
Pre-Docketing
Judgment, Order
or Decree
Notice of Appeal
Mediation
Statements
in eligible cases
20 days R.I. Sup. Ct. R. A...
Post-Docketing
Case Docketed
Appellant’s
Statement
of the Case
Appellee’s
Counterstatement
of the Case
15 days
20 days R.I...
Pre-briefing Conference
Rule 12A
Conference
Assignment to
Show Cause
R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(3)(a)
Assignment to
Regu...
Briefing
Assignment to
Show Cause
Assignment to
Regular Calendar
20 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(4)
Appellant’s Opti...
Oral Argument – Show Cause Calendar
10 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b)
Appellant’s
Argument
Appellant’s Rebuttal
Ap...
Oral Argument – Regular Calendar
30 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b)
Appellant’s
Argument
Appellant’s Rebuttal
Appel...
Decision
There is no deadline for the issuance of decisions.
Most often, however, decisions are released by
July, when the...
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Anatomy of an Appeal in a Civil Case to the Rhode Island Supreme Court

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Rhode Island Supreme Court Appeal Process, including timeline for submission of appellate mediation statements, Rule 12A pre-briefing statements, briefs and decisions.

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Anatomy of an Appeal in a Civil Case to the Rhode Island Supreme Court

  1. 1. The Anatomy of an Appeal in a Civil Case to the Rhode Island Supreme Court Copyright 2013, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. · Attorney Advertising. Nicole J. Benjamin, Esquire nbenjamin@apslaw.com Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor Providence, RI 02903 (401) 274-7200 www.RIAppeals.com
  2. 2. Pre-Docketing Judgment, Order or Decree Notice of Appeal Mediation Statements in eligible cases 20 days R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 4(a) 20 days R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 35(d)
  3. 3. Post-Docketing Case Docketed Appellant’s Statement of the Case Appellee’s Counterstatement of the Case 15 days 20 days R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(1) R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(2)
  4. 4. Pre-briefing Conference Rule 12A Conference Assignment to Show Cause R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(3)(a) Assignment to Regular Calendar Referral to Court Conference R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(3)(c) R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(3)(b) Case may be: Decided by the Court Assigned to Show Cause Assigned to Regular Calendar
  5. 5. Briefing Assignment to Show Cause Assignment to Regular Calendar 20 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(4) Appellant’s Optional Supplemental Statement Appellee’s Optional Supplemental Counterstatement 10 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 12A(4) * Unless otherwise ordered by the Court 40 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 16(a) Appellant’s Brief Appellee’s Brief 40 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 16(b) Appellant’s Reply Brief 20 days* R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 16(c)
  6. 6. Oral Argument – Show Cause Calendar 10 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b) Appellant’s Argument Appellant’s Rebuttal Appellee’s Argument 10 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b) 2 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b)
  7. 7. Oral Argument – Regular Calendar 30 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b) Appellant’s Argument Appellant’s Rebuttal Appellee’s Argument 30 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b) 10 minutes R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P. 24(b)
  8. 8. Decision There is no deadline for the issuance of decisions. Most often, however, decisions are released by July, when the Court begins its summer hours.

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