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Labor and Employment Law in Rhode Island
Both federal and state employment laws are in place to protect employees rights through the employment process. This guide provides the basic laws that protect employees in Rhode Island. Regulations for Hiring It is Illegal to discriminate against job applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, ... READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Rhode Island's Criminal Process
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, the U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to a fair and speedy trial. But a lot goes on between the arrest and the subsequent trial, and the rules vary a bit from one state to another. Here is a rundown of what you can expect from the criminal ... READ MORE

About Selling a House in Rhode Island
Home sales in Rhode Island can be risky if you do not follow all state and local regulations, and doing it yourself may lead to serious legal problems. Before you sell your home, consider what you need to know. Benefits of a Real Estate Agent A seller’s real estate agent has the resources to accurately ... READ MORE

RI Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial
Witnesses are people who come to court to tell what they have seen or heard. These people should either be witnesses who saw what happened or experts on the subject matter of the claim involved. Before you bring any witnesses to your trial, discuss the case with potential witnesses who have personal ... READ MORE

RI After Small Claims Court
Generally, the judge's decision will be announced at the end of a small claims trial. The judgment will specify which side prevailed and if money damages are being awarded and the amount of those damages. Sometimes the judge will want to take additional time to review the evidence or research case law ... READ MORE

RI Filing a Small Claims Suit
Before you file a small claims suit, consider the time, effort and expense required to assert your claim. The amount owed or dollar value of property may not exceed the maximum amount of $2,500. Make sure that you have some proof of the debt such as a receipt, note, bill of sale, warranty or a witness. ... READ MORE

RI Collecting the Judgment
Don't think the small claims process is over just because you filed a claim, went to trial and won a court judgment. You may need to take action and spend money to enforce the judgment. The collection process can be time consuming and there is no guarantee that the debtor will pay you the amount owed. ... READ MORE

RI Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Suing someone in court isn't the only way to solve a legal problem. There are alternative ways to solve your problems outside of court. These alternatives are called alternative dispute resolution or ADR for short. ADR is a process in which a neutral person helps people resolve their case. ADR is designed ... READ MORE

RI Small Claims Trials
After the complaint has been filed and the defendant served, both sides need to prepare their case for court. The judge will decide the case based on the evidence presented by you and the other party. The burden of proof is on the plaintiff to prove his or her case. Write a Case Summary As part of your ... READ MORE

RI What Is Small Claims Court?
In Rhode Island, small claims court provides a quick and inexpensive way to resolve minor disputes. There are simple procedures for small claims and specifically designed forms that don't require legal training to understand. The process is simple enough for a person to handle their case without an attorney ... READ MORE


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