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Name: Rhode Island. Judicial Council (1927-1935, 1939-present)


Historical Note: The Judicial Council was created per 1927 Rhode Island Public Law Chapter 1038 (An Act Creating a Judicial Council to Make a Study of the Organization, Procedure and Practice of the Courts).  The council was composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the presiding justice of the Superior Court, a justice or associate justice of the district court and three attorneys admitted to practice in the courts of the state.  Its purpose was to make recommendations in regards to rules of practice and procedures of the court.  The Council was abolished per 1935 Rhode Island Public Law Chapter 2250 (An Act Relating to the Civil Administration of the State Government and Amending or Repealing Certain General and Public Laws).  The Council was re-established in 1939 per Rhode Island Public Law Chapter 699 (An Act Creating a Judicial Council to Study the Judicial System of the State and Making Appropriations Therefor).  Membership of the council now was comprised of six members of the bar by appointment of the Governor.





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