§ 8-8.2-1 Establishment — Rule-making authority — Adjudication of violations
§ 8-8.2-2 Jurisdiction
§ 8-8.2-3 Collection authority — Contempt
§ 8-8.2-4 Subpoena
§ 8-8.2-5 Security officers — Powers
§ 8-8.2-6 Retirement of judges on reduced pay
§ 8-8.2-7 Retirement contribution
§ 8-8.2-7 v2 Retirement contribution
§ 8-8.2-8 State contributions
§ 8-8.2-8 v2 State contributions
§ 8-8.2-9 Retirement of judges on reduced pay
§ 8-8.2-10 No incremental retirement benefit for temporary service as chief justice, presiding justice or chief judge or chief magistrate
§ 8-8.2-11 Allowance to surviving spouses or domestic partners of deceased judges
§ 8-8.2-12 Additional benefits payable to retired judges and their surviving spouses or domestic partners
§ 8-8.2-13 Calculation of retirement benefits
§ 8-8.2-14 Transfer of records and other property
§ 8-8.2-15 Transfer of employees
§ 8-8.2-16 Interpretation
§ 8-8.2-18 Custody of records
§ 8-8.2-19 Severability
§ 8-8.2-20 Domestic partner — Definition
§ 8-8.2-21 Abstracts of court records — Traffic tribunal

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 8-8.2

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • justice of the peace: include warden of the peace and the words "district court" include warden's court. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-14
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • magistrate: may be construed to mean a justice, or a clerk acting as a justice, of a district court. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.