Attorney General Peter Kilmartin


Rhode Island District Court
Civil Rules of Procedure

XII. General Provisions

Index:

  1. General Provisions

    1. RULE 81. APPLICABILITY OF RULES
      1. To What Proceedings Applicable.
      2. [Reserved].
      3. Scire Facias Abolished.
      4. [Reserved].
      5. Terminology and Statutes.
      RULE 82. JURISDICTION AND VENUE UNAFFECTED
      RULE 83. RULES OF PRACTICE AND ORDERS
      RULE 84. FORMS
      RULE 85. TITLE
      RULE 86. EFFECTIVE DATE


RULE 81. APPLICABILITY OF RULES

    1. (a) To What Proceedings Applicable. These rules do not apply to actions under statutory small claims procedure, except as permitted by Rule 69, nor to applications to take the poor debtor's oath.
    2. (b) [Reserved].
    3. (c) Scire Facias Abolished. The writ of scire facias is abolished in civil actions. Relief heretofore available by scire facias may be obtained by appropriate action or by appropriate motion under the practice prescribed in these rules.
    4. (d) [Reserved].
    5. (e) Terminology and Statutes. In applying these rules to any proceedings to which they are applicable, the terminology of any statute which is also applicable, where inconsistent with that in these rules, shall be taken to mean the device or procedure proper under these rules.

RULE 82. JURISDICTION AND VENUE UNAFFECTED

    These rules shall not be construed to extend or limit the jurisdiction of the District Court or the venue of actions therein.

RULE 83. RULES OF PRACTICE AND ORDERS

    Rules of practice and general orders which may be adopted from time to time by a majority of the judges of the District Court to further regulate the practice and conduct of business therein shall be deemed adopted under the power by which these rules are made and promulgated as well as pursuant to such other powers as the court may have. The designation of a regulation of practice and the conduct of business as an "order" rather than as a "rule" is for the purpose of convenience only and shall have no other effect.

RULE 84. FORMS

    The forms contained in the appendix of forms are sufficient under the rules and are intended to indicate the simplicity and brevity of statement which the rules contemplate.

RULE 85. TITLE

    These rules shall be known as the District Court Civil Rules and may be cited as D.C.R.

RULE 86. EFFECTIVE DATE

    These rules shall take effect on April 1, 1970. They govern all proceedings in actions brought after they take effect and also all further proceeding in actions then pending, except to the extent that in the opinion of the court their application in a particular action pending when the rules take effect would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former procedure applies.